It is a comparative analysis of the life quality and the results of psychological examination of male and female personnel, who worked at the industrial enterprises with the increased chemical hazard.
It has been found that the life quality indicators of all the categories of examinees are reduced due to their exposure to extreme psycho-emotional factors associated with the chemical hazard and vital threat, and their psychovegetative status is affected.
The features of the life quality and psychoemotional state problems of male and female personnel of the chemical industry enterprises have been determined, depending on the work with chemicals of different mechanism of action.
The average life quality indicators in the largest population of people of the North-Western region of the Russian Federation - Saint Petersburg have been determined and used as benchmarks in the current study. The regularities of life quality changes, depending on the respondent?s gender, have been revealed, and it has been shown that the values of the life quality changes of men were significantly higher than the corresponding values related to women.
It has been found that the values of life quality indicators of people working with more hazardous chemicals are lower than those of personnel who contacted with less hazardous substances.
It has been shown that the use of MOS-SF-36 questionnaire is an adequate tool to assess the life quality.
It has been determined that the regularities of the life quality changes of personnel of the chemically hazardous enterprises in different gender groups are close to those in the Russian Federation population, and the obtained subpopulation indicators can be used for the comparison with the corresponding indicators of life quality of specialists of other hazardous professions.
life quality, psychovegetative status, psychoemotional pressure, personal and reactive anxiety, enterprises with the increased chemical hazards, vital threat.