The perception of psychosocial risks through the HSE questionnaire of a population of neurophysiology technicians: a cross-sectional study

doi: 10.7417/CT.2018.2094

  • F. Cedrone Department of Sciences for Health Promotion and Mother-Child Care “G. D’Alessandro”, University of Palermo
  • F. Lungo Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome
  • A. Feliciangeli Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome
  • F. Muccino Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome
  • E. Greco Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

Abstract

Objectives
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.


Results
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.


Discussion
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

Published
2018-12-12
How to Cite
CEDRONE, F. et al. The perception of psychosocial risks through the HSE questionnaire of a population of neurophysiology technicians: a cross-sectional study. La Clinica Terapeutica, [S.l.], v. 169, n. 6, p. e281 - e286, dec. 2018. ISSN 1972-6007. Available at: <http://www.clinicaterapeutica.it/ojs/index.php/ClinicaTerapeutica/article/view/287>. Date accessed: 23 mar. 2019.