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Haji Mohammad Hoseini M, Ghanbari Afra L, Aliakbarzade Arani Z, Abdi M. Mental Health and Job Burnout Among Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Personnel. HDQ. 2017; 2 (2) :89-94
URL: http://hdq.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-138-en.html
1- Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Paramedicine, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran.
2- Department of Critical Care Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kamkar Arabnia Hospital, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran. , ghanbari.afra91@yahoo.com
3- Department of Intensive Care, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.
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Background: Work environment dictates physical, social and mental tensions each of which affect the staff’s health. Likewise, pre-hospital emergency care staff, due to the special nature of their job, are exposed to the tensions of emergency situations which can affect their health. Therefore, this study was conducted to scrutinize the relationship between the job burnout and mental health in pre-hospital emergencies of Qom Province.

Materials and Methods: In this descriptive sectional study, 150 employed personnel of Qom 115 Emergency Care entered the study using census method. Data were gathered using questionnaires of “Background and Clinical Information”, “Mental Health”, and “Job Burnout”, and then based on central indices, Pearson correlation test and multiple linear regression statistical tests were run through software SPSS13 and then analyzed.

Results: The average age of the participants was 30.8±5.8. The averages of the values of burnout and mental health were 69.43±12.4 and 60±14.1, respectively. According to Pearson correlation test, the values of the burnout and mental health have a significant negative correlation (r=-0.8). The results of multiple linear regression test showed that the correlation of the burnout and mental health considering the confounding variables is significant. (P=0.05)

Conclusion: Pre-hospital employed personnel have desirable mental health and [low] burnout. Furthermore, improved mental health results in decreasing job burnout. Therefore, it is advisable to consider necessary facilities for caring for oneself.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/06/5 | Accepted: 2016/10/13 | Published: 2017/01/1

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