SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.20 número8Prevalência dos distúrbios musculoesqueléticos nos membros superiores e pescoço em pescadoras artesanais/marisqueiras em saubara, Bahia, BrasilFatores associados a doenças crônicas em idosos atendidos pela Estratégia de Saúde da Família índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados

Journal

Artigo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartilhar


Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

versão impressa ISSN 1413-8123versão On-line ISSN 1678-4561

Resumo

KNUTH, Berenice Scaletzky et al. Mental disorders among health workers in Brazil. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2015, vol.20, n.8, pp.2481-2488. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1413-81232015208.05062014.

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.

Palavras-chave : Health care professionals; Mental disorders; Depression; Community health agent; Psychosocial care center.

        · resumo em Português     · texto em Inglês     · Inglês ( pdf )