Investigating the Status of Fatigue and the Factors Affecting it among Women Workers in Iran A Cross-Sectional Study in Kashan 2018

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Social Determinants of Health, Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran

2 Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Scholl of Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran

10.4103/iahs.iahs_90_20

Abstract

Aims: 
Fatigue is a state in which a person's energy is completely depleted due to excessive physical or mental work. In addition to the importance of women workers and the effects of fatigue on them, limited studies have been conducted in this field in the world, especially in Iran. The present study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of fatigue and related factors among women workers in one of the cities of Iran.
Materials and Methods: 
A cross-sectional study was performed among women workers in Kashan in 2018. The sample size was 265 participants from 300 workers. The data collection tool was the multidimensional fatigue inventory questionnaire. Data were analyzed via SPSS version 16.
Results: 
The lowest and highest total score was 38 and 78, respectively. The mean score of activity decrease was 11.78, which was the highest score among questionnaire. Factors such as overtime, number of children, and work experience showed a statistically significant relationship with the total fatigue score (P < 0.05).
Conclusion: 
According to the results, a large percentage of participants had a high score of fatigue. Managements should identify and modify the factors affecting fatigue to reduce the worker's fatigue. It seems that further studies are needed to reveal the relationship between fatigue and other variables to provide a deeper understanding of the causes of fatigue.

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