Volume 14, Issue 8 (11-2015)                   JRUMS 2015, 14(8): 691-700 | Back to browse issues page

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Background and Objective: As women are main pillars of family and society, thus attention to different aspects of their occupational health should have special status. In this study, physical and mental health of women working in various organizations of Qom, in 2014, were discussed.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study has been developed among 157 females working in nine organization/industry categories. Applied tools included a demographic, and standardized GHQ-28 questionnaires. Statistical analysis has been done using T, ANOVA and Pearson correlation tests.

Results: Average ages of participants were (28.73±5.48) years old. 53.5% of subjects were married. Regards to organization type, 25% of samples were belonged to administrative jobs approximately. Findings depicted that social dysfunction had highest (6.41±3.02) and depression had lowest (3.25±3.74) scores. Women's total general health score was calculated 21.13±11.43. Difference of general health score among organizations and industries was significant (p<0.05) also, general health score difference among married and single people was not significant (p>0.05).

Conclusion: Based on the obtained results, mean score of general health illustrated that female workers of the province were in the caution border line status regard to studied sub-scales by the questionnaire and need to attention and a change in workplace conditions. Therefore, employers should make a reduction in occupational risks in the workplace..

Key words: Quality of life, Female adolescents, Student


Funding: This research was funded by Researcher.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Qom University of Medical Sciences approved the study.


How to cite this article: Koohpaei AR, Khandan M, Arab Z, Mobinizadeh V, Moamenian S. Survey of Mental Health Status Among Female Workers in Qom Province in 2014: Opportunities and ChallengesJ RafsanjanUniv Med Sci 2015 14(8): 691-700. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Environmental Health
Received: 2015/04/16 | Accepted: 2015/11/15 | Published: 2015/11/15

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