Screening for psychiatric disorders among health workers in health centers of Khorasan Razavi province (2014-2015)

Rostami, Fezzeh (2017) Screening for psychiatric disorders among health workers in health centers of Khorasan Razavi province (2014-2015). Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 19 (2). pp. 119-123.

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Abstract

Introduction: The study of physical and mental health of health workers, as workers in the most peripheral level of health services is the basic structure of primary health in Iran. Materials and Methods: The study aimed to screen for psychiatric disorders among 1013 health workers in home health centers of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in 2014-15. Research instrument was Ninety-item questionnaire (SCL-90) as one of the most widely used tool for psychiatric diagnosis. SPSS software, descriptive statistics, tables, charts and chi-square were used to data analysis.  Results: According to the findings, 91.6 of cases were healthy while 3.2 and 5.2 had disorder and serious disorder. The highest average score was related to obsession (1.22) and the lowest score related to phobia (0.5). The most common disorders are somatization, obsessive-compulsive and depression respectively.The prevalence rate of disorder is higher among women (P<0.01) and health workers who aged 35-44 years. There were not significant differences in variables such as marital status, education level, occupational history and city. Conclusion: Based on the results It seems that regarding to mental health in health workers especially among special age groups and gender is necessary.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 14:38
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 18:32
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1364

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