Volume 24, Issue 5 (Dec - Jan 2021)                   2021, 24(5): 422-433 | Back to browse issues page


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1- Department of Nursing, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Research Institute for Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
2- Department of Nursing, Student Research Committee, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
3- Department of Health Education & Promotion, School of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat modares University, Tehran, Iran.
4- Department of Emergency Medicine, Metabolic Disease Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Science, Qazvin, Iran. , peymannamdar@gmail.com
Abstract:   (588 Views)
Background: Psychological problems such as death depression can have adverse effects on Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) including reduced quality of medical services, job dissatisfaction, feelings of incompetence, depression, and reduced job values.
Objective: This study aims to determine the factors predicting death depression of EMTs in Iran.
Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in 2019, participants were 125 eligible EMTs in hospitals affiliated to Qazvin University of Medical Sciences in Qazvin, Iran. Templer’s Death Depression Scale (DDS) and a demographic form were used to collect data. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Findings: The mean±SD DDS score was reported 4.73±2.93. Most of subjects (n=79, 63.2%) had low death depression. According to the results of linear regression analysis, “number of resuscitation attempts in the last 3 months”, “organizational position” and “history of depression” were the predictors of death depression (P<0.05). In total, the regression model predicts 9% of the variance in death depression.
Conclusion: Death depression of EMTs in Iran is low. Due to the importance of mental health in medical staff in providing quality clinical services, it is recommended that further studies should be conducted in this area using a larger sample size.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing & Midwifery