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Depression and its relationship with hypochondriasis in nurses in Neyshabur, Iran
Khani. H1, Ghodsi. H 2, Nezhadnik. H3, Teymori. S3, Ghodsi. A4
1- Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences, Students Research Committee.
2- Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences, Nursing Department.
3- Iran, Neyshabur, Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences, Students Research Committee.
4- Iran, Sabzevar, Hakim Sabzevari University, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Statistics Department.
Abstract:   (11132 Views)

Introduction: Mental health is the most important factor for achievement of national and ideal goals in a community. Staff members of hospitals, depending on their profession and work environment, are exposed to high stress levels.

Objective: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of depression and its relation to the incidence of hypochondriasis in hospital Nursing Staff of Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was performed on 196 randomly selected clinical staff of hospitals affiliated to Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences with Evans hypochondria and Beck depression questionnaire in 2014. The data was analyzed with SPSS version 16.

Results: The prevalence of depression and hypochondriasis was 26% 45.4%, respectively. There was a significant relationship in depression with workplace and the number of shifts per month. There was also a significance relationship between depression and hypochondriasis (P = 0.0001).

Discussion and Conclusion: Since hypochondriasis and depression are two issues that can affect the social and professional function of nurses, identifying the factors that influence their incidence is very important and it is necessary for decisions making regarding prevention or remediation of such problems.

Keywords: Depression, Hypochondriasis, Nurse.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/02/16 | Accepted: 2016/05/3 | Published: 2016/06/20
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H K, H G, H N, S T, A G. Depression and its relationship with hypochondriasis in nurses in Neyshabur, Iran. MCS. 2016; 3 (1) :34-40
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