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ABSTRACT Context: Medical biochemistry explains the molecular mechanisms of diseases. It has many ‘subject components’ like ‘definitions, classifications, structures, pathways, mechanisms and diseases’.To assist the biochemistry teaching learning process, teaching aids are used by teachers. Many studies have been conducted regarding the optimal use of teaching aids and have focussed importance of using teaching aids in combination.

STUDY OF ANXIETY LEVELS IN YOUNG FEMALE ADOLESCENTS – Bagavad Geetha. M*, Roopa. S, Subhashini. A.S, Janani S

ABSTRACT Background: Anxiety can be a general feeling of worry, a sudden attack of panicky feelings, or a fear of a certain situation or object. Children and teens have anxiety in their lives and like adults, they can suffer from anxiety disorders too. Aim: To assess the degree of Anxiety levels in young female adolescents by using a self-administered  anxiety questionnaire. Methods: This study was conducted in the department of Physiology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai among 50 healthy young female students.  Males were excluded in this study. Their age group ranged between  17 to 19. Anxiety status was assessed by using Hamilton Anxiety (HAM-A) Rating Scale questionaire and it was scored. Results: Results showed that 64 % students scored moderate anxiety levels and 36% students scored mild anxiety levels. Conclusion: Based on the results, we have found that mild to moderate anxiety is seen among the young medical students. This could be due to psychophysiological factors like stress that may lead into anxiety and also due to new environmental study.

Key words:   Anxiety, stress, young students

Abstract :Introduction: Today’s medical education system aims at imbibing new Teaching-Learning methods so as to fulfill the national goal of health for all under MCI Vision 2015. Physiology is the backbone of medical knowledge and a better understanding of the subject can be achieved when integrated with Anatomy and Biochemistry. Aim and Objectives: The present study was conducted to compare integrated teaching with traditional lecture method for First MBBS students in our institution. Material and Methods: Out of 100 students 82 students participated in the study voluntarily. Two study groups each of 41 students were formed. Group I was exposed to integrated teaching and Group II to traditional lecture method. A test was conducted subsequently and the data was analyzed using students unpaired t test. Feedback questionnaire form was obtained from students and teachers.


ABSTRACT Objective:Drug abuse is use of drugs that causes physical, psychological, legal or social harm to the individual user or to others affected by the drug user’s behavior. Youth substance use and the resulting damage are recognized as significant global public health issues in society today and the loss in terms of human potential is incalculable. There is a need to stem the tide of drug abuse. Hence this study was done to evaluate the drug abuse pattern in youth. Materials & Methods:A population based cross sectional observational study was conducted. Participants were from three different colleges in Bangalore. Study was conducted on 300 participants during the month of August 2011. A standard questionnaire was adopted from CSR.Result: This paper evaluated the drug abuse pattern in both the sexes of age group 17- 21 years. Only 293 questionnaires were valid. The present study showed that tobacco abuse was high among both sexes of urban background when compared to alcohol and other drugs. Descriptive statistics were used to analyse and to conclude the results. Conclusion: Substance use and abuse wear out individuals, families and communities.  Progress should be made in identifying precursors to use, understanding the developmental progress of alcohol and drug use disorders, and designing prevention programs that successfully avert substance use and abuse.