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The Frequency and Determining Factors of Psychiatric Symptoms in Healthcare Professionals

Serhat Tunc, Samet Kose.

Abstract
Objective: This study aimed to explore the psychiatric symptoms, the factors affecting their frequencies, and their relationship between perceived health status among health care professionals.
Materials and Methods: Four hundred twenty-five people (doctors, nurses, midwives, and other health personnel-technicians, auxiliary health personnel) were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. It was aimed to reach the whole universe without sampling. General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), the sociodemographic characteristics of the healthcare professional, perceived health status were applied. The data were evaluated by Mann-Whitney U, Student T-test, and the chi-square test in SPSS program.
Results:
There was a statistically significant difference in general health questionnaire results among the nurse-midwives and those who perceived their health status as bad (respectively, p=0.015, p=0.001). There was a statistically significant difference in verbal violence exposure for the last year among the doctors and those who perceive their health status as bad, with shorter heights, and a high number of daily examined patients (respectively, p=0.001 p=0.001, p=0.010, p=0.001). There was a statistically significant difference in physical violence exposure for the last year among the doctors and with a high number of daily examined patients (respectively, p=0.035, p=0.001). In logistic regression analysis being a nurse-midwife and perceiving health status as bad were determined as risk factors for psychiatric illness in healthcare workers.
Conclusion: It can be said that the psychiatric symptoms are in high frequency and therefore constitute an important risk group for psychiatric illnesses in healthcare professionals.

Key words: medical staffs; health status; perception; mental health; violence; prevention


 
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Tunc S, Kose S, . The Frequency and Determining Factors of Psychiatric Symptoms in Healthcare Professionals. PBS. 2019; 9(3): 94-101. doi:10.5455/PBS.20190704015238


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Tunc S, Kose S, . The Frequency and Determining Factors of Psychiatric Symptoms in Healthcare Professionals. PBS. (2019), [cited December 04, 2023]; 9(3): 94-101. doi:10.5455/PBS.20190704015238



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Tunc, S., Kose, S. & (2019) The Frequency and Determining Factors of Psychiatric Symptoms in Healthcare Professionals. PBS, 9 (3), 94-101. doi:10.5455/PBS.20190704015238



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Tunc, Serhat, Samet Kose, and . 2019. The Frequency and Determining Factors of Psychiatric Symptoms in Healthcare Professionals. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 9 (3), 94-101. doi:10.5455/PBS.20190704015238



Chicago Style

Tunc, Serhat, Samet Kose, and . "The Frequency and Determining Factors of Psychiatric Symptoms in Healthcare Professionals." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 9 (2019), 94-101. doi:10.5455/PBS.20190704015238



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Tunc, Serhat, Samet Kose, and . "The Frequency and Determining Factors of Psychiatric Symptoms in Healthcare Professionals." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 9.3 (2019), 94-101. Print. doi:10.5455/PBS.20190704015238



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Tunc, S., Kose, S. & (2019) The Frequency and Determining Factors of Psychiatric Symptoms in Healthcare Professionals. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 9 (3), 94-101. doi:10.5455/PBS.20190704015238