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Dehghan A, Ghavami L, Ghahramani F, Bazrafshan M, Namavar S. Prevalence of Depression and Its Relation with Their Performance in Larestan Rural Health Workers in 2010. JRUMS. 2012; 11 (1) :79-84
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  Background and Objectives : Depression is one of the most common mood disorder. On of the most important complications of this disease is loss of interst in activity. The aim of this study deals to depression in rural health workers in larestan and its relation with their performance.

  Materials and Methods: This was a cross sectional study. The study population were include 99 rural health workers that working in larestan. They were participated conscious in the study. For data collect used a personal information and Beck Questionnaire. Also performance was measured by one Checklist supplied by the health experts. X2, Mann Withny, Spearman correlation coefficient and Linear regression were used.

  Results: The prevalence of depression in rural health workers was 43.43%. Prevalence of depression in woman and single rural health workers was more than male and married rural health workers (P<0.05). Average performance scores in depressed health workers was 44.21±17.72 and other health workers was 57.84±17.46 (p<0.05) . Also, Linier Regression analysis showed that depression has an impact on the performance of health workers .

  Conclusion: This study, showed that many of rural health workers have depression symptoms and this depression affects negative effect on their performances. And should effort to remove depression symptom in this group that will lead to better performance and will be to community health promotion.

  Key word: Depression, Rural health workers, Beck test , prevalence


  Funding: This research was funded by larestan health center.

  Conflict of Interest: None declared .

  Ethical approval: The Ethics committee of Shiraz University of Medical Science approved this study.


  How to cite this article : Dehgha A, Ghavami L, Ghahramani F, Bazrafshan M.R, Namavar S. Prevalence of Depression and Its Relation with Their Performance in Larestan Rural Health Workers in 2010 . J Rafsanjan Univ Med scie 2012 11(1): 81-6. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Short Report | Subject: Statistics& Epidemiology
Received: 2012/03/14

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