Volume 3, Issue 2 (Summer 1999)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 1999, 3(2): 57-61 | Back to browse issues page

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Safari A, Sheikhi M. Comparison of Depression in factory-workers and office-workers of textile factories. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 1999; 3 (2) :57-61
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-541-en.html
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Background: Nowadays, 20% of workers are suffering from a kind of mental depression and 30% of their absences are mental-based. Objective: To determine the effect of worknoise on the depression of factory-workers and office-workers. Methods: First, the average sound pressure in workshops of two factories was measured by Cel audiometer machine. Then the subjects were tested based by on Back depression test. Findings: The results indicated that the average depression score in factory-workers (20.85 ×7.5) and office-workers (12.3 ×4.9) had a meaningful difference. Conclusion: The workers exposed to worknoise (higher than standard noise) are susceptible to have metal disorders especially slight depression.
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