Analysis of the quality of life of medical students in Sobral - CE

  • Benedita Tatiane Gomes Liberato Centro Universitário INTA (UNINTA)
  • Ana Beatriz Gabriel Silva Centro Universitário INTA (UNINTA)
  • Ana Talita Vasconcelos Arcanjo Centro Universitário INTA (UNINTA)
  • José Jackson do Nascimento Costa Centro Universitário INTA (UNINTA)
  • Peter Richard Hall Centro Universitário INTA (UNINTA)
  • Mikkael Duarte dos Santos Centro Universitário INTA (UNINTA)
Palavras-chave: Quality of life, Medical students, Medical education


Objective: The objective of the present study was to analyze the factors determining the quality of life of medical students in Sobral-CE and to compare them with the student’s academic momentum. Method: This is an epidemiological, cross-sectional, quantitative and qualitative study, and a questionnaire was used to collect data from 308 medical students. The questionnaire chosen was the WHOQOL-BREF, which is a Quality of Life Assessment instrument, which will be composed of 20 questions, the answers follow a Likert scale (from 1 to 5, the higher the score the better the quality of life). Results: The students enrolled in the third semester showed a worse quality of life evaluation in all the domains evaluated, which coincided with poorer quality of life and with their own health. The fifth semester showed a better quality of life assessment in all domains. Conclusions: the statistically significant differences found between domains are due to the fact that students, when they enter college, have an enthusiasm that is lost over the years and a desire and search for mutual knowledge that goes away with the routine of the day by day.