Lifestyle, Happiness and Job Satisfaction in Iranian Specialist Physicians


1 MD, MPH, professor of community medicine, Preventive Medicine and Public Health Research Center, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Tel: +982188602225; Email: mnojomi@ium

2 Ph.D, The Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism Research and Training Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 MD, Department of Community Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 MD, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Besat hospital, Hamedan, Iran



Background: Satisfaction of physicians could effect on their quality of life and quality of care of their patients. Objectives: The aim of current study was to determine the job satisfaction and lifestyle of specialist physicians in Tehran. Methods: Using a cross-sectional survey between October 2014 and April 2015, convenience samples of 645 specialist physicians were evaluated. We used a self-administered questionnaire included items about demographic variables, lifestyle, overall health status, happiness, and job satisfaction. Physicians based on specialty type are categorized to two groups included surgical and non-surgical. Results : Mean age was 44.22 (±8.23) years old. The body mass index (BMI) had a mean of 25.07 (±2.98). Overall, 413 (64.5%) of participants were rated their happiness as “extremely happy” and happy. Four hundred and eight (69.5%) physicians were in an excellent or good status of health. Almost 70% (453) of studied specialist physicians were satisfied with their job. Orthopedic surgeons and obstetricians had the bests and worst general health respectively. The neurologists were happiest physicians. The general surgeons had the highest BMI. Conclusion: Majority of studies physicians were in a good status of health and almost two third were happy. More than two third of physicians were satisfied with their job. About 40% had less than once physical activity per year and more than 45% were overweight and obese.