The Comparison of Job Stress among Dental Professionals of Dentistry Faculty Members of Tabriz University
Several studies have so far focused on occupational stress among dentists and the results have shown that many factors
can cause stress. However, the level of stress among experts in the fields of dentistry has not yet been studied in Iran.
The aim of this study is to examine the causes and levels of job stress among dental professionals in Tabriz University of
Medical Sciences. This cross-sectional study included all dental professionals of Dentistry Faculty; an overall of 55 subjects
in Tabriz were studied in this research and their level of stress was evaluated using “The Health and Safety Executive
Management Standards Indicator Tool” (HSE stress questionnaire) from September up to October 2014. The level of stress
in each dental specialty was examined descriptively (mean, standard deviation). Statistical analysis was performed using
SPSS 20. The findings of the study showed that the highest stress among dental professionals from different fields was
observed in the field of oral and maxillofacial radiology; fields of oral medicine, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery
and pediatric dentistry ranked later. The lowest stress was seen among orthodontics specialists. Based on the results of the
present study, the rate of job stress varied significantly among dental professionals.
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