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The relationship between mental health and resilience in Midwives working in Kurdistan province, 2017-2018

Roya Karime, Farzaneh Zaheri, Roonak Shahoie, Daem Roshani, Nazila Olyaie


Introduction: Mental health as one of the main factors in improving the quality of life is influenced by various factors such as individual, social and occupational diversity. The mental health of midwives is always at risk due to the stressful nature of this profession. Therefore, the present study was conducted to survey the Mental Health and Its Relationship with Resilience in Midwives working in Kurdistan Province, 2017-2018. Material and Methods: This descriptive-analytic study was conducted from December 2017 to May 2018. The research population included all midwives with inclusion criteria in Kurdistan province and. sample size was considered equal to the research community. The data collection tool was questionnaire including three parts: demographic questionnaire, Goldberg General Health Questionnaire and Conner Davidson resilience questionnaires. Results: According to findings, a significant positive correlation was showed between mental health with resilience (p<0.01), and also physical symptoms (p<0.01) Anxiety (p<0.01), social function (p<0.01) and depression as mental health subscales. Also, there was a positive significant difference between the level of resilience with physical symptoms (p<0.01), anxiety (p<0.01), social function (p<0.01) and depression (p<0.01) subscales. Conclusion: The results of this study showed that with the increase in the resilience score of the samples, their mental health level increase. On the other hand, people with higher resilience show higher degrees of mental health. Therefore, by providing suitable fields for increasing the resilience, we can promote the mental health of midwives

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