Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 4
Determination of The Health of Health Professionals Working In The Primary Health and The Risk Factors In Work Environment
Makbule Tokur Kesgin1,Betül Bay2
1Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sağlık Yüksekokulu, Halk Sağlığı Hemşireliği, Bolu, Türkiye
2Zekai Tahir Burak Kadın Sağlığı Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Yenidoğan Yoğun Bakım, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.219 Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the health of health care workers working in primary health care services in Bolu province and their risk factors in the environment.

Methods: The universe of our research is a one community health center in Bolu and 150 medical staff working in 29 family health centers affiliated with the Bolu Public Health Directorate where the research was conducted.

Sample of the study: The survey"s significance level was 5%, the strength(power) was 90%, and the sample size was found to be 96 with the prevalence of risks encountered by health workers in the last one year being 85%. A total of 96 health workers who agreed to participate in the study were reached using the simple random sampling method.

Data collection tools: The data collection form created by examining the literature by researchers from May 2015 to July 2016 was used for 96 health workers who accepted to work.

Evaluation of data: In the evaluation of the data, number and percentage tests were used to interpret the personal information.

Results: When the socio-demographic and occupational characteristics of health workers were examined, 43.8% were in the age range of 34-41 years, 84.4% were females. 47.9% of the participants were midwives and 27.1% were physicians. Participants reported work-related illnesses as 15.6%, 11.5% as dermatitis, 4.2% as depression, 5.2% as allergic rhinitis, 4.2% as herniated cervical disk and 3.1% as varicose veins. .

Conclusions: Primary health care workers have experienced mental and ergonomic problems in the institution/s they are working in, and they are mostly exposed to cutting-piercing injuries. Working establishments are at a moderate level to take actions against occupational risks and there is no team responsible for occupational health and safety in the vast majority of institutions. Psychological violence exposure rates of health workers are significant. Keywords : Primary health care, occupational health, risk factors, health personnel