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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2016 Nov-Dec;54(6):780-786.

[Correlation between psychological state and emotional intelligence in residents of gynecology, and obstetrics].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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División de Investigación en Salud, Hospital de Ginecoobstetricia 4 "Luis Castelazo Ayala", Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad de México, México.


in English, Spanish


Emotional intelligence is our capacity to acknowledge our own emotions, and the emotions of other people; it also has to do with the way emotions must be understood, and used productively. Given that an altered state of mind can have an impact on emotional intelligence, our objective was to correlate the psychological state with emotional intelligence in residents of gynecology, and obstetrics.


We assessed 76 gynecology and obstetrics residents by using What's my M3 and TMMS-24 instruments, in order to know the influence of psychological state on emotional intelligence.


In male students of second grade, there was a positive correlation between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and emotional attention (EA), and a negative correlation with emotional clarity (EC). In third grade males, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) correlated positively with EA. In male students of fourth grade there was a positive correlation between OCD and EA. In second grade female students, depression correlated negatively with emotional repair (ER). In third grade female students anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD correlated positively with EA. In fourth grade female students there was a negative correlation between depression and EA, and between anxiety, OCD, and PTSD with EC.


Psychological status has a favorable impact on EA and a negative effect on EC and ER.


Correlation; Emotional intelligence; Gynecology; Medical residency; Obstetrics

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