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Background: The operating room ward is one of the most high-risk wards of a hospital. The mental health of operating room personnel as caregivers influences the quality of their care for patients.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between mental health and job satisfaction in the operating room personnel of hospitals affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: The present study was a descriptive correlational study where the research population consisted of 385 personnel of operating rooms working in seven hospitals in Shiraz, Iran, whom were selected by random stratified sampling method and recruited in the study. Data were collected by a demographic information questionnaire, the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28), and Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ), and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistical methods using SPSS software (version 20).
Results: Based on the results, a significant and inverse relationship was found between mental health disorder and job satisfaction of operating room personnel (p<0.001, r=−0.588). Average scores of 51.07±13.50 and 38.69±9.22 were respectively recorded for mental health disorder and job satisfaction of operating room personnel, indicating high mental health disorder and almost low job satisfaction.
Conclusion: Given the high importance of mental health and job satisfaction of operating room personnel, managers should provide the necessary professional welfare facilities and training skills to improve mental health and job satisfaction of operating room personnel.
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