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Almasi Z, Hashemi Habib-abadi R, Rahmani R. The study of Mental Health Status and Its Effective Factors among Zahedan City’s Welders. Pajouhan Sci J 2020; 18 (2) :30-38
URL: http://psj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-530-en.html
1- Health Promotion Research Center, Epidemiologist and Faculty Member, Department of Epidemiology and Statistics, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
3- Student Research Committee, MSc Student, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , 1raminrahmani@gmail.com
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Background and Objective: Mental health is necessary to maintain the survival of social, occupational and educational activities of the community, and is the main goal of the implementation of mental health programs in the community. The aim of this study was to investigate the mental health status (physical signs, anxiety, depression and social function) and some related factors of welders in Zahedan city.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out in which 145 of the welders were selected by census. The Goldberg General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) was used to data collection. Data was analyzed using SPSS20, one-way ANOVA and independent t-test was applied in significance level of p less than 0.05.
Results: The mean of age and work experience in the study population were 33.15 ± 9.28 and 13.48 ± 9.15 years, respectively, and 117 participants (80.7%) were married. The prevalence of tobacco use was 17.9%. The average of mental health score was different in terms of marital status, BMI, education level and age group, which observed a significant differences in marital status, BMI and educational level (P= 0.02, P= 0.04, P<0.001); However, there was no significant relationship between the difference in mean of mental health score by age groups (P = 0.60).
Conclusion: In this study, it was found that the prevalence of mental disorders among welders is high. Obviously, by the increase of occupational support and more comprehensive pathology studies in this field, mental health levels among welters can be reached to the optimum level.
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Health Sciences
Received: 2019/10/19 | Accepted: 2019/11/10 | Published: 2020/01/21

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