Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0104-1169
TAVARES, Juliana Petri et al. Minor psychiatric disorders among nurses university faculties. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.1, pp. 175-182. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692012000100023.
This cross-sectional study addresses 130 nursing faculty members in federal universities from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It investigated the psychological demands and decision latitude (the Demand-Control Model by Karasek) and their association with Minor Psychological Disorders (MPDs). The Brazilian versions of the Self-Report-Questionnaire-20 and the Job Stress Scale were used. MPDs were prevalent in 20% of the studied individuals. After adjusting for potential confounders, the chances of participants presenting mental disorders were higher in the quadrant 'active strain jobs' (OR=14.23, 95% CI 1.55 to 130.73), followed by the 'high strain jobs' quadrant (OR=10.05, 95% CI 1.23 to 82.44), compared to nursing professors classified in the 'low strain jobs' quadrant. We conclude that high psychological demands and low control over work can cause disorders in nursing professors, among them, MPDs.
Keywords : Nursing; Occupational Health; Mental Disorders; Faculty; Nursing; Work.