What Are the Predictors of Self-Assessed Health in Lithuanian Health Professionals?
Material and Methods. The cross-sectional questionnaire surveys of nurses and physicians were carried out in randomly selected hospitals. A total of 1025 health professionals (739 nurses and 286 physicians) from 3 hospitals of different size located in 1 geographical region of Lithuania participated in the survey. The response rate among the nurses and the physicians was 89.2% and 52.5%, respectively. The overall response rate was 74.7%. The data on self-assessed health, demographic factors, anthropometric data, blood pressure, cholesterol level in blood, personal history of diseases, smoking, and alcohol consumption were gathered with the help of the questionnaire.
Results. About two-thirds (64.1%) of the health professionals reported good or quite good health, and only 1.5% of the respondents reported quite poor or poor health. Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that the SAH status of health professionals was dependent on age (odds ratio [OR], 1.03; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.02–1.05 [Model 1]; OR, 1.04; 95% CI, 1.02–1.06 [Model 2]), diseases (OR, 7.32; 95%, 5.18–10.35), heart diseases (OR, 12.09; 95% CI, 2.9–50.35), hypertension (OR, 2.53; 95% CI, 1.55–4.14), cancer (OR, 6.19; 95% CI, 1.27–30.13), gastrointestinal (OR, 3.54; 95% CI, 1.59–7.86) and musculoskeletal diseases (OR, 3.21; 95% CI, 1.71–6.02), smoking (OR, 2.1; 95% CI, 1.28–3.45 [Model 1]; OR, 2.00; 95% CI, 1.26–3.16 [Model 2]), and occupation (OR, 1.47; 95% CI, 1.04–2.07 [ Model 1]; OR, 1.54; 95% CI, 1.11–2.16 [Model 2]).
Conclusions. Diseases are the main predictors of self-assessed health in health professionals. Advancing age and smoking also contribute to poorer self-assessed health.
Misevičienė, I.; Strumylaitė, L.; Pajarskienė, B.; Žalnieraitienė, K. What Are the Predictors of Self-Assessed Health in Lithuanian Health Professionals? Medicina 2013, 49, 5.
Misevičienė I, Strumylaitė L, Pajarskienė B, Žalnieraitienė K. What Are the Predictors of Self-Assessed Health in Lithuanian Health Professionals? Medicina. 2013; 49(1):5.Chicago/Turabian Style
Misevičienė, Irena; Strumylaitė, Loreta; Pajarskienė, Birutė; Žalnieraitienė, Kristina. 2013. "What Are the Predictors of Self-Assessed Health in Lithuanian Health Professionals?" Medicina 49, no. 1: 5.