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Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2013, 21(2): 112-119 Back to browse issues page
Investigation of The Relationship Between General Health and Workers’ Sleep Quality and Work Incidence in Gole Gohar Mineral Industries Co., Sirjan
S Zare , N Shabani , A Babaei Heydarabadi * 1, M Asghari , R Aminizadeh , V Nazemorroaya , R Dadfar , A r Mohamadi
1- , babaei.a8946@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Psychological stress in work-place is among the stress-inducing factors that influence the workers’ health and dam-age their occupational performance and sa-fety. The present study was carried out to investigate the relationship between general health and workers’ sleep quality as well as the work safety in Gole Gohar Mineral Ind-ustries Co., Sirjan, Iran. Materials & Methods: The present cross-sectional and descriptive-analytical study was carried out in 2011-2012. The statist-ical population included 337 workers in Hematite and Pelletizing section in Gole Gohar Mineral Industries Co., Sirjan in Iran. The sampling was carried out in a simple random selecting method. A general health questionnaire having 28 questions (GHQ) and the Pittsburg Sleep Quality In-dex (PSQI) were applied in the study. Anal-yses of data were carried out using SPSS 19 software and descriptive and inferential statistics tests. Findings: The average age of workers was 30.92±4.78 years and their working experi-ence averaged 5.47±3.24 years. 82.9 perc-ent of the workers responding to the questi-onnaire were satisfied with their jobs, and 17.1 percent were not satisfied. Using 23- point break in large-scale and 6- point break in small-scale, psychological disorders were detected in 29.4 percent of workers. Also, 46.9 percent of the workers experienced satisfactory sleep and 53.1 percent of them experienced unsatisfactory sleep. Discussion & Conclusion: With the high incidence of industrial accidents in Iranian industrial environments, the workers’ health must be regarded as a prime necessity. The results of the present study could provide valuable information about the treatment and prevention of psychological disorders for policy-makers and relevant authorities
Keywords: psychological disorders, general health, sleep, sleep quality, Gole Gohar Sir-jan
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Health professionals
Received: 2013/08/3 | Accepted: 2013/08/6 | Published: 2013/09/1

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