A perception of medical students about role of cinema on mental health


  • Huma Khan Shri Ram Murti Smarak Institute of Medical Sciences, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0659-0692
  • Abhinav Pandey Shri Ram Murti Smarak Institute of Medical Sciences, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
  • Vertika Agarwal
  • Saurabh Mishra Statistician (Independent) R/O -172, Mohalla Baradari, Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh




Cinema, Mental Health, Students


Background: Among few of the recreational activities of students are sports and watching cinema. Movies are found to be powerful instruments in influencing the attitudinal changes, emotional impact, education, life styles, health and other behaviours. Objectives 1. Choice of cinema among medical students 2. Perceived effects of watching cinema on study participants. Methods- This was a cross sectional study carried out among undergraduate medical students. Sample size: 153. Result: Age of the participants ranged from 18-29 years averaging 21.43 years. Bollywood movies were the most commonly watched by 113 (73.9%) followed by Hollywood movies watched by 104 (68%) study participants.77 (50.3%) participants believed that movies showing sexual violence against females badly affect the psyche of females.


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Khan H, Pandey A, Agarwal V, Mishra S. A perception of medical students about role of cinema on mental health. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2021 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 May 24];33(2):364-7. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/2127



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