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Mental disorders among health workers in Brazil

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Title
Mental disorders among health workers in Brazil
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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, August 2015
DOI 10.1590/1413-81232015208.05062014
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Berenice Scaletzky Knuth, Ricardo Azevedo da Silva, Jean Pierre Oses, Vinicius Augusto Radtke, Rafaela Abreu Cocco, Karen Jansen

Abstract

The scope of this article is to deter mine the prevalence of common mental disorders (CMD) and Depression among Community Health Agents (CHA) and employees of Psychosocial Care Centers (CAPS). It is a cross-sectional descriptive study involving the target population of Community Health Workers and Psychosocial Care Center workers, linked to the Municipal Health Department of Pelotas in the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul. The presence of common mental disorders was considered when the Self Report Questionnaire (SRQ) was > 7 and the occurrence of depression when BDI > 12. In total, 257 professionals participated in the study. Among mental health professionals (n = 119), the prevalence of CMDs was 25.2% and depression was 23.5%, while the prevalence of CMDs was 48.6% and depression was 29% among CHA (n = 138). The ratio of CMDs between the two groups of professionals was statistically different (p < 0.001). In this study, it was observed that the CAPS professionals are more adapted to work issues, with less perceived health problems arising from work and with a lower prevalence of mental disorders compared to CHA.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 45 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 30%
Student > Bachelor 9 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Student > Postgraduate 4 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 9%
Other 8 17%
Unknown 3 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 35%
Psychology 7 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 13%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Other 7 15%
Unknown 5 11%