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heydari fard M, khafaie M, rakhshani T, fararooie M. Emotional Intelligence and Occupational Stress of Health Care Staff in Andimeshk in Iran. johe 2021; 7 (4) :44-52
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1- Andimeshk Welfare Training Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
2- Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran , m.khafaie@live.com
3- Department of Public Health, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
4- Department of Epidemiology, School of Health, HIV/AIDS Research Center, Institute of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
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Background and Objective: Stress is a common disease of the 21st century, and one of the major causes of stress in life is occupational stress. The aim of this study was to investigate the status of occupational stress and emotional intelligence and their relationship in urban health care workers of Andimeshk, Iran.
Materials and Methods: A total of 143 health care workers working in the headquarters of Andimeshk Comprehensive Health Center and health centers were evaluated using the standard Health and Safety Executive and Bradbery questionnaires. The relationship between these two variables was investigated using multivariate regression and adjustment of the confounders, such as age, gender, and workplace.
Results: The majority (82%) of the participants were female. Regarding formal employment, over 70% of the employees had a bachelor’s degree and more than 60% of them had at least 6 years of work experience. Based on the obtained results, 63% of the employees were reported with moderate emotional intelligence, and up to 86% of them suffered from mild to severe occupational stress. One-way analysis of variance showed that there was a significant relationship between occupational stress and emotional intelligence with the place of work and gender. Occupational stress was significantly inversely related to emotional intelligence (r=-0.42).
Conclusion: Health care workers with higher emotional intelligence had less occupational stress. It is recommended to include emotional intelligence training in the annual retraining of personnel.
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