Volume 7, Issue 4 (Autumn 2003)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2003, 7(4): 32-35 | Back to browse issues page

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Shahrokhi A. General health status of female workers in Qazvin factories. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2003; 7 (4) :32-35
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-207-en.html
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Background: Women’s health improvement with regard to their several roles in family and community is very important . Female workers are exposed to different health hazards. Objective: To determine the general health status of female workers in Qazvin factories. Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 120 women who worked in Qazvin factories were selected by simple random sampling , then completed a standard general health questionnaire (GHQ). Findings: Results indicated that 26.7 % of women worker complained from physical symptoms 35 % had anxiety and sleep disorder 45 % had impairment in social functioning and 20 % had some symptoms that indicated depression. In general, 35 % of women had some kind of health problems. There was a significant relationship between marital status and depression, and between history of disease and physical complaints. Conclusion: Paying more attention to female workers’ health through health education programs, health consultations, and periodic examinations is necessary and beneficial.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Education Health

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