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Table 2 Coping strategies adopted by the students during events of stress

From: Psychological morbidity, sources of stress and coping strategies among undergraduate medical students of Nepal

Coping Mechanism Over all GHQ-cases GHQ-non cases
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Positive reframing 5.85 (1.49) 5.81 (1.44) 5.86 (1.5)
Planning 5.77 (1.55) 6.2 (1.53) 5.65 (1.53)
Acceptance 5.73 (1.62) 5.83 (1.71) 5.7 (1.59)
Active coping 5.68 (1.54) 5.74 (1.34) 5.66 (1.58)
Self distraction 5.06 (1.39) 5.46 (1.43) 4.95 (1.36)
Emotional support 4.80 (1.64) 4.9 (1.82) 4.77 (1.59)
Instrumental support 4.77 (1.68) 4.93 (1.77) 4.72 (1.65)
Religion 4.48 (1.91) 4.6 (2.02) 4.45 (1.87)
Venting 4.34 (1.42) 4.84 (1.55) 4.21 (1.36)
Self blaming 4.23 (1.68) 5.24 (1.81) 3.96 (1.53)
Use of humor 3.78 (1.62) 3.85 (1.76) 3.76 (1.59)
Denial 3.69 (1.59) 4.32 (1.87) 3.53 (1.46)
Behavioral disengagement 3.32 (1.43) 3.73 (1.63) 3.21 (1.36)
Alcohol/drug use 2.50 (1.06) 2.62 (1.22) 2.47 (1.02)