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Supervisors’ knowledge of hospital infections control in one of the medical sciences universities related hospitals
Riahi M. E. *
, m.riahi@umz.ac.ir
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  Aims. Stress along with genetic and biological potentials is considered as a main factor in incidence and prevalence of psychosomatic disorders. This study was to describe the rate of stress as well as the prevalence rate of psychosomatic disorders and to find the association between these two variables.

  Methods. From 2275 martyrs' wives of Mazandaran province in 2007, by means of two stage sampling method (cluster and proportional), 318 martyrs' wives were selected as study samples. Required data was collected by means of a questionnaire with interview. Wheaton stress scale is used to measure the level of stress and for measuring prevalence rate of psychosomatic disorders, respondents were asked to clarify that how much suffered from the 20 most prevalent symptoms over the last years (self reported health status).

  Results. 41.8% of martyrs' wives were under "medium to high" levels of stress and 54.4% suffered from "medium to high" levels of psychosomatic disorders. Headache, shoulder and back pain, knee and elbow pain, lack of appetite, arteries and wounds in digestive organs were the most prevalence psychosomatic disorders. There was a positive and significant association between the stress and psychosomatic disorders.

  Conclusion. It is necessary for Bonyad-e-shahid to increase the quality of services to martyrs' wives and also some psychosocial interventions in order to enhancing their self-esteem, as well as teaching them how to cope with stress.

Keywords: Martyrs\' Wives, Psychosomatic Disorders, Stress, Widows, Mazandaran Province
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2008/10/5 | Published: 2009/10/15
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Riahi M. E.. Supervisors’ knowledge of hospital infections control in one of the medical sciences universities related hospitals. J Mil Med. 2009; 11 (3) :175-182
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