The perception of psychosocial risks through the HSE questionnaire of a population of neurophysiology technicians: a cross-sectional study
The Neurophysiopathology Technicians (NTs) are exposed to psychosocial risks, exposure to psychosocial risks that cause related work stress has been related to numerous physical and mental illnesses. The aim of this study is to evaluate the perception of psychosocial risks in a population of this population.
Materials and methods
54 technicians of Neurophysiopathology were enrolled, consisting of 23 males (42,6 %) and 31 females (57,4 %). All subjects were administered the HSE questionnaire developed by the Health and Safety Executive. the statistical analysis provided for the assessment of the reliability of the questionnaires and the non-parametric analysis of gender differences.
In the total population emerges as critical the perception of the domain “Managers’ Support” with Cronbach’s alpha values for total males and females respectively of 0,87, 0,85, 0,88. In the female population is added the critical perception of the “Peer Support” domain (p=0,026), shows that the employees indicated that they do not receive adequate information and support from their colleagues.
The study highlights the exposure to psychosocial risks by technicians of neurophysiopathology able to mediate the phenomenon of WRS. The HSE questionnaire represents a tool capable of highlighting specific risks to which workers are exposed. Furthermore, its ability to capture elements of the work context significantly increases if an analysis is carried out that takes into account the worker’s gender