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J Health Dev 2014, 3(4): 323-0 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence of depression and its related factors in Pishva District Health Network employees in 2013
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Background: Depression is one of the most important mental disorders affecting social, vocational and educational performance. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of depression and its related factors in Pishva District Health Network employees.   Methods: In this cross sectional study, all 124 employees from Pishva District Health Network were enrolled. Depression among employees was assessed using a Standard Persian Depression Assessment Questionnaire (SAMA) and Religiosity was assessed using the Duke University Religion Index (DUREL). Univariate and multivariate logistic regression statistical analysis was performed through SPSS 21 Software.   Results: The prevalence of depression was 34.7% including 2.4% severe depression cases. There was a significant relationship between depression and female gender, religious beliefs and experiences, and employment duration. There was no statistically significant relationship between depression and other variables including age, number of children, marital status, educational level, employment status, having a second job, attending religious meetings and having personal religious activities.   Conclusion: There was a high prevalence of depression in Pishva district health network employees. Therefore, it should be planned to promote mental health of the employees through detection of underlying causes, holding mental health workshops, educational meetings and consultation services.  
Keywords: Depression, Prevalence, Employees, Health network
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/06/13
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Prevalence of depression and its related factors in Pishva District Health Network employees in 2013. J Health Dev. 2014; 3 (4) :323-0
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