The Relationship between Midwives’ Work Stress and Perimenstrual Distress

Kordi, Masoumeh and Mohamadirizi, Soheila and Shakeri, Mohamad Taghi and Salehi Fadardi, Javad and Hafizi, Leyli (2011) The Relationship between Midwives’ Work Stress and Perimenstrual Distress. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 14 (3). pp. 54-63.

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Introduction: Perimenstrual distress symptoms is one of the most common menstrual disorders these symptoms affect women's quality of life and cause decrease in economic productivity of a country and it is a useful parameter for research on occupational effects on reproductive health of women. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the rate of job stress in midwifes and its relationship with perimenstrual distress. Methods: This descriptive correlational study was carried out in 150 midwives employed in the hospitals and health centers of Mashhad thatwere eligibleforinclusionin thestudy, by two-stage sampling method. Participants completed questionnaires about Karasek Job content and demographic form at the beginning of the study and daily menstrual distress questionnaire during two consecutive menstrual periods. Data were analyzed by statistical tests such as independent t-student, one way ANOVA, Mann–Whitney, chi-square, correlations, and linear regressions using SPSS version 14. Results: The results of this study showed that the midwives had 21.3 mild work stress, 19.3 moderate work stress and 59.3 severe work stress and there was a significant positive correlation between work stress with perimenstrual distress (p<0/001,r=0/54). Conclusion: Work stress caused increase perimenstrual distress.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 15:19
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 15:19

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