publication . Article . 2012

Screening for Common Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse among Temporary Hired Cleaners in Egyptian Governmental Hospitals, Zagazig City, Sharqia Governorate

RA Abbas; RAM Hammam; SS El-Gohary; LME Sabik; MS Hunter;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2012 Journal: The International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (issn: 2008-6520, eissn: 2008-6814, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Health Organization
Abstract
Background: Informal employment is common in developing countries, including Egypt. This type of employment may have significant consequences on mental health. Objectives: To determine the prevalence and risk factors of common mental disorders and substance abuse among temporary hired hospital cleaners. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 242 adult temporary cleaners and 209 permanent cleaners working in 4 governmental hospitals in Zagazig City, Sharqia Governorate, Egypt. All participants were invited to complete a structured questionnaire through a semi-structured interview which included the self-reporting questionnaire 20 items (SRQ-20) and the...
Subjects
free text keywords: Employment, Substance-related disorders, Mental disorders, Mental health, Industrial medicine. Industrial hygiene, RC963-969
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