The radiographer is one of the most important and needful components of the workforce in the health
care system. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of depressive symptoms and explore its
associated risk factors among radiographers working in theWest Bank hospitals. A cross-sectional design
was used for the study. Beck's depression inventory-II Arabic version was administered to respondents
and Statistical Package of the Social Sciences (SPSS v 21) was used for the data analysis.
The prevalence of depressive symptoms among radiographers was (66.9%). The results showed a
significant association between gender and depression; men were at higher odds of having higher
depression categories as than women by 9.6 times (95% CI 3.65-22.4). In addition, radiographers who had
no children were at higher odds to report higher depression categories than radiographers who had from
one to more than five children by 8.9 times (95% CI 1.55- 52.02). In addition, the results showed that the
radiographers who had bachelor degree were at higher odds of having higher depression categories than
diploma and master or more radiographers by 2.4 times (95% CI 1.04-5.78). To work in private hospitals
had lower odds of having higher depression categories than radiographers who work in government
hospitals by 0.24 times (95% CI 0.17-0.51). The results showed a significant association between monthly
salary and depression categories; radiographers who took monthly salary 1000-1199$ were at higher
odds of having higher depression categories than radiographers who took more than 2000US $ by 2.5
times (95% CI 1.24-5.33). The radiographers who smoke were at higher odds of having higher depression
categories than radiographers who did not smoke by 2 times (95% CI 1.08-4.18). Other variables showed
no significant association with depression categories among radiographers.
Depressive symptoms among radiographers were found to be prevalent. Gender, number of children,
education level, monthly salary, smoking cigarettes, work experience, and working sector were associated
with the generation of depressive symptoms.
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