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IJEC 2017, 1(3): 18-27 Back to browse issues page
Exposure to stressors among Emergency Medical Technicians in Pre-hospital Emergency Departments of East Azerbaijan Province, Iran
Abbas Dadashzade , Azad Rahmani , Abazar Fathollahzad * , Mostafa Gasempor , Javad Dahgannejad
Dept. of Health in Disaster and Emergencies, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
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Background and Objectives: Emergency medical profession is inherently stressful and Medical Emergency Technician experiencing a great stress due to the workplace and conditions of patients. The rate of exposure to stressors is effective on the health care personnel and patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the rate of exposure to stressors between EMTs in the East Azerbaijan.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study 320 EMT participated from 98 disaster and emergency management centers of East Azerbaijan. To collect data, a demographic-social questionnaire and the rate of exposure to stressors questionnaire were used. Data analyzed by using SPSS ver. 13 software by using descriptive–inferential statistics.
Results: The results of the study showed that among 45 experienced job stress factor, the average exposure was 2.79 out of 5. The highest average exposure tostress factors; transfer of critical patients by ambulance with an average of 3.76 and the lowest average exposure; the lack of information on the correct use of equipment with an average of 2.06 was reported. Between exposure to job stressors with a mission, degree and type of employment relationship was significant. Furthermore, the results suggest that there is a significant relationship between rate of exposure with job stressors with the number of mission, academic degrees and type of employment.
Conclusion: In this study, emergency medical personnel are at moderate to high exposure with stressors. The results showed that all personnel who work in EMS are exposure with a variety of different intensity and the amount of stressors.
Keywords: stress, exposure, emergency medical technician, emergency, pre-hospital care
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/10/20 | Revised: 2019/01/3
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Dadashzade A, Rahmani A, fathollahzad A, Gasempor M, Dahgannejad J. Exposure to stressors among Emergency Medical Technicians in Pre-hospital Emergency Departments of East Azerbaijan Province, Iran . IJEC. 2017; 1 (3) :18-27
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