Volume 2, Issue 4 (2017)                   IJMPP 2017, 2(4): 333-337 | Back to browse issues page

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Zare Harofteh F, Bahrevar V, Madani S M. Are the Musculoskeletal Pains the Most Important Health Problem for Employees of Mellat Bank? A Cross Sectional Study in Yazd, Iran. IJMPP. 2 (4) :333-337
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-32-5844-en.html
1- Department of Health Education & Health Promotion, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
2- Responsible for Human Resources, Mellat Bank, Yazd, Iran.
Abstract:   (872 Views)
Background: Identifying the health problems of governmental organizations staff, their health needs, and prioritizing these needs are the first step in intervention planning in order to improve their health. This study was conducted to identify health problems and health-related needs of Mellat Bank employees in Yazd, Iran.
Methods and Materials: For this cross sectional study, 179 eligible employees were selected from 34 branches of Mellat Bank in Yazd province. The data collection tool was a questionnaire containing an open question as "What problems affect your health in your workplace". The questionnaire was sent to all employees of the Mellat Bank through official automation system, to which 167 people ultimately responded. Then the problems were combined, listed, and sorted based on their frequency.
Results: In this study, from a total of 167 employees (92%) responded to the questionnaire, of which 152 (91%) cases were man and 15 (9%) cases were woman. Most of the studied subjects had a bachelor's degree of education. A total of 86 (51.4%) subjects suffered from musculoskeletal problems, among which low back pain (n = 61, 71%), neck pain (n = 39, 45%), and knee pain (n = 26, 30%) were the most frequent. In addition, about 47 (28.1%) and 32 (19.1%) cases suffered from stress and psychological disorders, respectively.
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, the most important identified health problem was musculoskeletal pains. Therefore, in addition to further research to be carried out in order to confirm these results, it is suggested that the causes of these problems be investigated in analytical research in order to be able to design and implement appropriate interventions to address these problems.
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Received: 2017/11/22 | Accepted: 2017/12/17 | Published: 2017/10/1

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