:: Volume 4, Issue 10 And 11 (8-2016) ::
NPWJM 2016, 4(10 And 11): 11-18 Back to browse issues page
Study of mental health status of soldiers in a military training center at north of Country from 1390 to 1394 using by General Health Questionnaire
Hamid Jalali *, Mahsa Saadati, Keyvan Abbasi, Mohammad Sartavi
دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد خمین
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Introduction: One of the areas where it is important to pay attention to mental health is job. The concept of occupational stress is not more apparent in military collections. Soldiers health is a critical issue that have not been studied enough nowadays. Based on the importance and the need for promote of soldiers mental health and its role on the public health, the researchers aimed to assess mental health status of these people have done this research.

Methods: This cross-sectional study among 931 soldiers of a military training center since the beginning of 1390 to the 1394 was performed. Sampling by convenience sampling was held. Data were collected by demographic and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) 28 questions. SPSSver24 software was used for data analysis.

Results: Most soldiers participating in the study were single, high school graduates and native. Average score of soldiers on the scale of somatization, anxiety, social dysfunction, depression and total mental health score, respectively, was 5/06, 5, 7/01, 3 and 21.

Conclusion: The soldiers' mental health status than previous studies has improved but has yet to reach the point of ideal state. Planning for screening people who have problems in any of the scale of mental health and considering the results of these tests in the duties assigned to soldiers, their deployment positions, guard and etc prevent occuring further problems.

Keywords: Mental Health, Surveys and Questionnaires, Military Personnel
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/05/29 | Accepted: 2017/05/5 | Published: 2017/06/23


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