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The effect of occupational burnout on Cognitive Failure and General Health in Industrial Workers (Case Study: Iran Tire Factory)
 
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Tobacco and Health Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
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Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Faculty of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.
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Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.
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Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Faculty of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Social Determinants in Health Promotion Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
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Hossein Jafari   

Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Faculty of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Submission date: 2021-12-19
Final revision date: 2022-02-26
Acceptance date: 2022-04-04
Online publication date: 2022-06-01
Publication date: 2022-05-06
 
 
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Background:
Human resources are the most important organizational resources and play the most important role in the production and productivity cycle. Considering the importance of people's health and the study of their burnout as a possible cause of occupational cognitive failures, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between burnout, cognitive failure, and general health.

Participants and procedure:
A cross-sectional-analytical study was conducted in Iran Tire Factory. The statistical population of this study was 302 personnel who were randomly selected. Data were collected by four valid questionnaires (demographic information, Maslach burnout, cognitive failure, and general health questionnaire). Then data were analyzed using Spss software.

Results:
The results of the analysis revealed that there is a significant and direct relationship between burnout and cognitive failure (P <0.001), and a meaningful inverse relationship was found between cognitive failure and physical health (P = 0.022). The other results showed that emotional exhaustion and depersonalization dimensions are significantly associated with cognitive failure(P <0.001, p=0.016).

Conclusions:
According to the results of this study, burnout causes cognitive failures among factory personnel and on the other hand, cognitive fractures affect the physical health of individuals and lead to deterioration of physical health, which in turn can reduce a person's performance and reduce work efficiency.

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