Assessing the General Health Level of Accountant Staff of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and its Related factors

  • Elham SALVARZI
  • Nasrin ASADI
Keywords: General health, Accountants, GHQ, Ergonomics


Introduction: In recent decades, there have been profound changes in the nature of jobs that have had an impact on employees’ health. It is important to measure people’s perceptions and feelings about their health. This study aimed to evaluate the general health level of the accountant staff of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and some related factors.

Methods: This study is cross-sectional (descriptive-analytical). The statistical population consists of all accountants of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. 50 accountants and 50 non-accountants were chosen with census method as the sample size. Data collection method was performed using demographic characteristics questionnaire and GHQ-28 standard general health questionnaire. Finally, the results were analyzed using descriptive-analytical statistics and SPSS ver. 19 software.

Results: The results of the mental health assessment showed that entirely 53% of the total study participants had a disorder in at least one area of public health. Also, among different areas of public health, the most common disorder was depression, and the lowest prevalence was related to physical health.

Conclusion: Due to the relatively high prevalence of mental disorders (anxiety and depression) in accountants compared to non-accountants studied, it is suggested that the necessary planning provided in the field of individual skills and macro-ergonomics to increase their capabilities and psychological capacity.