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IJPN 2015, 2(4): 1-11 Back to browse issues page
The effect of Cacao on occupational burnout
T Mehrabi Mrs, S Gorj Mrs * , B Zolfaghari Mr
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran , s_gorji@nm.mui.ac.ir
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Introduction: Burnout is one of the most important problems employees encounter and by which many health problems arise to be dealt with by the employees and the owners in the industry. Amongst many different ways of dealing with this problem, herbal therapy seems to be a promising solution. The present study intended to investigate the effect of cocoa (Co) on burnout in employees who work in industrial environments. Methods: A clinical trial study performed to see whether or not Co has an effect on burnout. A number of 66 employees, aged between 20 and 60, who had worked for at least 1 year in the technical wards of Iran Chemical Industry Investment Company, took part in the study. The participants randomly assigned to two groups of control (n=33) and intervention (n=33). The data collected via Geldard (1989) Burnout Inventory before and after the treatment. T–test and test-re test conducted to analyze the collected data. Results: The results of statistical tests showed that after intervention the score of occupation burnout in intervention group has been better and a significant difference was found between the two groups (p=0.04) in favor of the intervention group. Conclusion: The results of the study revealed that cocoa has a positive effect on burnout in employees in this study and it cause to improve the level of activity about them. Further studies in this field are suggested.
Keywords: Cocoa, burnout, employees, Iran Chemical Industry Investment Company.
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Received: 2015/01/24
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Mehrabi T, Gorj S, Zolfaghari B. The effect of Cacao on occupational burnout. IJPN. 2015; 2 (4) :1-11
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