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PhD of Occupational health, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Health Engineering and Research Center for Health Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
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Introduction: Firefighting is among high stress jobs in which endanger their mental health. The purpose of this study was investigating the level of mental health in firefighters in Shiraz city.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 144 randomly selected firefighters in Shiraz. Required data were gathered using General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) and were analyzed by aid of SPSS 19. P-value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Results: The average of age and experience of studied people was 35.03±7.66 and 10.88±6.11 years. Respectively, the average rating of mental health was calculated to be 30.79±12.44. According to the results of the study the percentage of healthy and those with light, mild and severe mental disorder among the studied firefighters were 23.8%, 58%, 16.8% and 1.4%.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that most of the studied firefighters were suspect to a degree of mental disorders. Considering the important role of firefighters in emergency situations, it is necessary to improve the level of their mental health.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: safty
Received: 2018/01/24 | Accepted: 2018/01/24 | Published: 2018/01/24

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