Volume 8, Issue 2 (2-2012)                   J Res Dev Nurs Midw 2012, 8(2): 77-85 | Back to browse issues page

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jouybari L, sanagoo A, ghanbari gorji M. Study of Body Image of Staff Engaged in Golestan University of Medical Sciences . J Res Dev Nurs Midw. 2012; 8 (2) :77-85
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  Background and Objective: Body image has a remarkable affect on people's lives, their self-esteem, mental well being and health. The aim of this study was to survey the body image of faculty members and staff engaged in schools of Golestan University of Medical Sciences.

 Materials and Methods:­ In this descriptive-analytical study­(2008),­using census, the subjects are educational, clerical and ordinary staff of all faculties of Golestan University of medical Sciences.­­ The instrument was a­valid and reliable­(r=­0.71)"body­ image"­questionnaire. The data related to variables such as gender, type of work, appearance, height and weight" were analyzed using analytical and descriptive statistics.

 Results: Of 225 participants, 63.6% of them have good, 33.6% moderate and 3.1% had a bad body image. There is significant relation between body image and variables such as gender (P=0.003), appearance (P=0.001) and height (P=0.027), but it is not significant for type of work, school and weight with body image.

 Conclusion:­ With regard to the importance of body image on mental health and because of constant interaction among different staff, having a positive body image may be effective in providing high quality at work. Therefore, applying some strategies to promote a good body image is necessary.

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