Comparison Of Mental Health Between Male And Female Nurses Working In Teaching Hospitals Of Ilam In 2015
Introduction: According to experts from the World Health Organization mental health is defined as: the ability to think and
mental expressions of the harmonious relationship with others, change and reform of personal and social environment and
conflicts and personal interests are reasonable, fair and appropriate.
Objective: to compare the mental health of male and female nurses working in hospitals of Ilam in 2015.
Methodology: Random cluster. T test and chi-square frequency, sample size: 237people (female: 152 , male: 85). Analysis
and transformation of data, descriptive and inferential in two hospitals Mustafa Khomeini and Imam Khomeini Hospital. The
instruments used for collecting data session through the General Health Questionnaire GHQ-28 and job satisfaction
questionnaire with 37 questions.
Results: The level of education P = / 272 and the job satisfaction of women and men, P = / 173 in this study there is no
significant difference. Social Performance P= / 03 and the physical symptoms P = / 023 and the depression P = /000 and the
mental health of men is significantly higher. The social function of women is significantly more than male nurses.
Conclusion: The 237 nurses employed (men and women), with an average score of 9/23( women), 7/19 (men) And mental
health of women is inferior to men.
Keywords- Mental Health, Nurses, Hospitals