Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms Among Primary Health Care Providers in Baghdad

Abstract

Background: While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress had negatively impact on individual’s performance;. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to identify the prevalence of depressive symptoms among healthcare providers Methods :A cross sectional study was carried out among employees (administrative and medical ) ,.Data were collected with a questionnaire consisting of socio-demographic variables screened for depression by a standardized scale: ( DSM-IV-TR ). Results: This study included 521 persons who agreed to participate comprising of 157 administrative and 364 medical health care providers and an overall prevalence of probable depressive symptoms was ( 70.25% ).Conclusions: Depressive symptoms is highly prevalent among primary health care providers. Age, number of children in medical participants , and marital status for administrative, had significant association with depressive symptoms , while gender, educational level, years of experience, monthly income, and presence of chronic illnesses showed to have no significant association

Keywords: ( DSM-IV-TR ). Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Depression, Depressive Symptoms, Health Care Providers, Sociodemographic Variables, Text Revision.

Unique Article ID: IJHPR-116

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 1-20 (Download PDF)

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