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A comparative study of ‘happiness index’ in medical and paramedical students

Journal: International Archives of Integrated Medicine (IAIM) (Vol.2, No. 6)

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Page : 91-97

Keywords : Happiness; Happiness index; Stress.;

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Introduction: Happiness is a very subjective feeling and may mean absence of sorrow to indefinite pleasure; to different persons! Material and methods: We derived happiness index of teenagers by asking them 20 questions having score of 1 ? 5. We measured happiness amongst teenagers studying I year M.B.B.S., I year B.Sc. nursing and I year physiotherapy. Comparison of happiness levels, was done between these groups. Results: Many of the physiotherapy students were happy with their present. Nursing students were the least happy with present day turmoil. Medical students had reasonably good count on many criteria. However they were involved in lowest social activity. Conclusion: 32 ? 40 percent individuals in our study had happiness index less than 73. They were given tips for happiness enrichment.

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