International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 7 (2017)

Changes in depression status in employees of government sector


Ashok Rai, S. Gopal, Sweta

Background: The rate of emotional problems such as anxiety and depression has increased by 45-50 per cent among corporate and private sectorís employees in the past years and are associated with functional disability and work impairment. It is reported to be one of the significant health problems facing the employees of India. Although it may seem like a topic to be avoided at all costs (after all, personal problems donít belong at work). Since people suffering with depression can be helped and recover, it is definitely worth to measure depression at workplace. However, there are relatively very few studies in India screening features of depression in employees working at governmental sectors. Thus, the research aimed at studying features of depression at work place in government employees.
Methods: The study comprised of 158 (97 male & 61 female) participants from education sector 52, health sector 80, and others 26. This was an office based cross sectional study. Beckís depression inventory- II (BDI-II) was used to measure features of depression among the participants.
Results: It was found that 46.21% of the participants had features of depression and 2.53% were facing with severe depressive features.
Conclusion: The results indicate that subclinical and clinical features of depression are considerable in the working population and provide suggestive evidence that diagnosing, preventing or managing depression among employees may require focusing on different aspects of their psychosocial work environment.
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Ashok Rai, S. Gopal, Sweta. Changes in depression status in employees of government sector. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 4, Issue 7, 2017, Pages 216-220
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development