|The Assessment of Mental Health within Health Personnel and Paramedical in “Tabriz Social Insurance Hospitals”, Iran|
|Vahideh Firouzan1, Maryam Saghiri1, Shahla Hemmatzadeh2, Morteza Ghojazadeh3|
|129 Bahman Hospital, Tabriz, Iran
2Department of Midwifery, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran
3Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz Medical University, Tabriz, Iran
CJMB 2015; 2: 018-022
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Keywords : Health Personnel, Mental Disorder, Mental Health
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Objective: Mental health is an important part of individual, social and occupational life. World Health Organization defines mental health as absolute ability of performing social, physical and mental roles. Inattention to mental health is one of the important factors that lowers efficacy, uses up human powers, causes physical and mental complications and job exhaustion, especially in professional services. As health personnel is major part of health services and their high job incentive is a necessity for their health insurance, this research was implemented to assess their mental health quality.
Materials and Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional, correlative study which is conducted on 190 health personnel. The questionnaire consisted of two parts: Demographic characteristics and Goldenberg general health questionnaire-28 data analysis was performed by using SPSS and statistical methods were independent samples t-test, chi-square, one-way ANOVA and Pearson correlative index.
Results: Two-third of cases were female, mean age was 32.22. 76.3% were married, 49.5% had no child, and most of the others had one child. 32.2% of cases had mental disorders (score > 23).
Conclusion: Mean score of cases was 21, this score comparing with the general population of Iran is high. Mental health of health personnel for many reasons is at risk. According to these findings, great stressors of such jobs are: Facing with unexpected situations, work turns, especially night turns, organizational and individual factors.
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