Evaluating the Degree of Stress, Anxiety, and Depression among the Emergency Personnel in Kerman University of Medical Sciences


Rahil Ghorbani Nia


Review I Published February,2016


Journal of Scientific Research and Essays Vol. 2 (1), pp. 1-6



Emergency Medical Services (EMS) faces various tensions during a work day, psychological tensions which, undoubtedly, affect the quality of its services. The present study has been conducted to evaluate the degree of stress, anxiety, and depression among the emergency personnel in Kerman University of Medical Sciences. This descriptive-analytical study includes 150 members of medical emergency technicians. Sampling was done using census and data were collected through valid and reliable DASS depression, anxiety, and stress questionnaire. This 21-question questionnaire included three 7-question parts related to depression, anxiety, and stress. Data analysis was done with SPSS software, version 20, Pierson correlation test, Spearman, and regression. There is significant relationship between the rate of stress and anxiety among medical emergency staff and their depression. Among demographic characteristics, there was statistical relationship between age and depression, anxiety, and stress, and, also, marital status and depression. Place and years of service and age were most influential in personnel anxiety while marital status and place of service had the greatest impact on personnel depression. Since medical emergency personnel play an essential role in development and improvement of public health, removing predisposing, creating, and maintaining factors of extreme emotional reactions is considered a health priority for them.

Key words: Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Emergency Medical Services.


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