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Sahebi L, Ayatollahi M. Mental health status of hospitals staffs in Shiraz. Intern Med Today 2007; 12 (4) :26-33
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Background and Aim: Mental health is perquisite for continuity preservation of social-occupational- educational function of society subjects and main target of applying health and mental plans is that preservation. This study was conducted to estimate the mental health status (body healthy- anxiety- depressing, social function), demographic and occupational characteristics and survey of relation between headaches and mental health among Shiraz hospitals staffs. Materials and Methods: A random sample of 1023 staff constituting a 20% sample of the hospital staff population were selected and sampling method was categorical random sampling and peer each group sampling method was systemically. Demographic, occupational and mental health data (by General Health Question 28 (GHQ28). for determine patients with headaches questionnaires were screened followed by clinical interviews, general physical and international headache society (IHS). Results: Of 1023 subjects 466 (45.6%) cases had mental disorders. Prevalence of mental disorders was 86(27.6%) cases in male staffs and 380 (54.3%) cases in male staffs. Average score of staffs were in index body health 6.74, anxiety 6.67, social function 6.48 depression 3.28 and mental health 23.2. In this study, characteristics on mental health were associated with abnormal sleep pattern, low body activity, dissatisfaction to job. In present results headache was affected on mental health and this two disorders was not independent. Conclusion: Result of this research found that mental disorders has high prevalence and that invokes, masters, that by recognition of mental health risk factors codifies intervention plans. Also with amendment of sleep status, creation convenience for sporting activity in hospitals staffs and their creation of satisfaction, can had worthwhile effect on status mental health status. High co morbidity among headache and GHQ deserves more attention and especial strategies for prevention and treatment.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Internal Medicine
Received: 2007/10/17 | Published: 2007/01/15

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