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Mental Health in Workplaces in Taipei

Mei-Ju Chen, Tony Szu-Hsien Lee, Huey-Mei Jeng, Wen-Hsiang Chiu

Objective: The aims of the present study were to show employee’ mood disturbance
and to determine if further intervention program is needed. Methods: We
used a purposeful sampling procedure to select participants from 26 companies
classifi ed as smoke-free workplaces between 2007 and 2008. We interviewed the
participants with a structured questionnaire of background information and the
Brief Psychiatric Symptom Rating Scale. Results: Study results from logistic regression
showed that being younger in age and having longer working hour per
week were signifi cantly associated with greater likelihood of having mood disturbance.
Conclusion: Our study results gave evidence that younger age and long
working hours were related to employees’ mental health. We suggest that the workplace
needs to provide further intervention program in Taipei City.
Key Word C-BSRS, mood disturbances, mental health, workplaces
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