Hedaiati M * 1 (MD), Hedaiati M2 (MD), Nabaii B3 (MD)
1 Department of Forensic Medicine, Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Department of Radiology, Imam Khomini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Social Medicine, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Received: 31 Jul 2010, Accepted: 29 Oct 2010
Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate self reported health, illness and self care among the physicians of Tehran University of Medical Sciences’ hospitals, to prepare efficient programs for promotion of physicians’ health.
Methods: This was a case study with 80 specialists working in Imam Khomeini, Sina and Farabi hospitals. The data was collected through questionnaires filled by the physicians and was analyzed with software SPSS 10.
Results: Among the mentioned specialists, 60% were male and 6% were single. Their mean age was 48.5 year, their mean number of children was 2, and their mean BMI was 25.1 kg/m2. The mean number of working and sleep hours were 11:40 and 6:20 hours per day, respectively the quality of sleep among interventionist was worse than non-interventionist. They spent only 1:40 hours per week on exercise, and 25 days off –work yearly. The monthly income of most physician (56.3%) was about 15-50 million Rials. 37.5% had enough fruit and vegetable in their diet and 61% eat breakfast. 22.5% had regular annual check-up program and 33% had regular dentist visiting. 22% used psychotherapeutic drugs and 31% were cigarette smokers. As they spent more hours working, the quality of their sleep and tooth health became worse.
Conclusion: Increase in working hours and decrease of vacations, affects different aspects of health in physicians. Factors that affect health such as diet, exercise and regular check up is not satisfying among physicians. Not having enough spare time and motivation causes poor control of their diseases.
Key words: Health Illness Physicians Sleep Substance Abuse
Hakim Research Journal 2010 13(3): 137- 144.
* Corresponding Author: Hezar Jarib St, Alzahra hospital, Department of Forensic Medicine, Isfahan, Iran.
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