Prevalence of job stressors in male pre-hospital emergency technicians

kalani, mohamad (2010) Prevalence of job stressors in male pre-hospital emergency technicians. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 12 (45). pp. 9-420.

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Emergency technicians meet various physical and psychological stresses in a working day which may affect their health and occupational qualification. This research was carried out to investigate the most common burn-out factors in EMS technicians and make a plan to reduce these stressors. Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was done to determine the individual, interpersonal, directional, environmental and patient care job stressors in 173 EMS technicians in 2009 in Mashhad, north eastern part of Iran. To collect data, standardized job stressors questionnaire for nurses had been modified for pre-hospital EMS technicians by two pilot studies. Data were analyzed by SPSS software, using chi square, Pearson correlation and ANOVA tests. Results: The most common job stressors were insufficient resting time, facility insufficiencies, not having a precise occupational evaluation, shortage of personnel, dealing with contaminants and employment status. Directional and environmental job stressors had the most severe stressor effects, while interpersonal factors had the least effect. Job stressors were significantly related with age (P=0.0001), employment status (P=0.0000) and consecutive working shifts (P=0.0013). Conclusion: Ù�Despite of personnel of hospitals, in EMS technicians, stress is intensified by directional and environmental factors. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 19:34
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 19:34

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