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  <Article>
    <Journal>
      <PublisherName>Universidad Simon Bolivar</PublisherName>
      <JournalTitle>Revista Ciencia e Innovación en Salud</JournalTitle>
      <PubDate PubStatus="ppublish">
        <Year>2020</Year>
        <Month>Jan</Month>
        <Day>20</Day>
      </PubDate>
    </Journal>
    <ArticleTitle>Relationship between perceived academic stress and Interleukin 6 levels in health students</ArticleTitle>
    <FirstPage>1</FirstPage>
    <ELocationID EIdType="doi">10.17081/innosa 68</ELocationID>
    <Language>EN</Language>
    <AuthorList>
      <author>
        <FirstName>Paola Vernaza</FirstName>
        <Email>pvernaza@unicauca.edu.co</Email>
        <AffiliationInfo>
          <Affiliation>Universidad del Cauca, Popayán, Colombia</Affiliation>
        </AffiliationInfo>
      </author>
      <author>
        <FirstName>Jayson Chavarria</FirstName>
        <Email>cjayson@unicauca.edu.co</Email>
        <AffiliationInfo>
          <Affiliation>Universidad del Cauca, Popayán, Colombia</Affiliation>
        </AffiliationInfo>
      </author>
      <author>
        <FirstName>Rosa Dueñas Cuellar</FirstName>
        <Email>raduenasc@unicauca.edu.co</Email>
        <AffiliationInfo>
          <Affiliation>Universidad del Cauca, Popayán, Colombia</Affiliation>
        </AffiliationInfo>
      </author>
      <author>
        <FirstName>Victoria Niño</FirstName>
        <Email>vnino@unicauca.edu.co</Email>
        <AffiliationInfo>
          <Affiliation>Universidad del Cauca, Popayán, Colombia</Affiliation>
        </AffiliationInfo>
      </author>
      <author>
        <FirstName>Gloria Ávila González</FirstName>
        <Email>giavila@unicauca.edu.co</Email>
        <AffiliationInfo>
          <Affiliation>Universidad del Cauca, Popayán, Colombia</Affiliation>
        </AffiliationInfo>
      </author>
      <author>
        <FirstName>Julio Klínger Hernández</FirstName>
        <Email>jcklinger@unicauca.edu.co</Email>
        <AffiliationInfo>
          <Affiliation>Universidad del Cauca, Popayán, Colombia</Affiliation>
        </AffiliationInfo>
      </author>
      <author>
        <FirstName>Jerónimo Londoño</FirstName>
        <Email>jlondono@unicauca.edu.co</Email>
        <AffiliationInfo>
          <Affiliation>Universidad del Cauca, Popayán, Colombia</Affiliation>
        </AffiliationInfo>
      </author>
    </AuthorList>
    <Abstract>
      <AbstractText label="SUMMARY">Academic stress is an important research topic due to the effect it has on the quality of life of students, future professionals and therefore, adult contributors in a society. It has been shown that students in the health field face additional stressors specific from their careers, and suffer greater stress than the general population of the same age.</AbstractText>
      <AbstractText label="METHODS">52 students, 23 from Physiotherapy and 29 from Medicine programs were surveyed with Academic Stressors Academic Scale (SAS) to know academic stress level and IL-6 was quantified in serum.</AbstractText>
      <AbstractText label="RESULTS"/>
      <AbstractText label="DISCUSSION">It was found that students who perceive the academic semester as stressful “fairly often” and “many times”, increases in 50%, 75% and 76.9% during the semester; while “anxiety/distress” feeling was predominant. The most frequent SAS scale factors were “methodological deficiencies”, “student overload”, “beliefs about performance”, “lack of content value”, “participation” and “exams”</AbstractText>
      <AbstractText label="CONCLUSIONS">The study revealed an IL-6 increment, and their association with “Methodological Deficiencies” at 1st moment. This study showed the importance of academic stressors identification at same time that it is a call to construct strategies to reduce stressors in University context.</AbstractText>
    </Abstract>
    <CopyrightInformation>Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0</CopyrightInformation>
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        <Param Name="value">Physiotherapy</Param>
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        <Param Name="value">Psychoneuroimmunology</Param>
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