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Mental health, living conditions and behaviors of dental students

Grant number: 14/09323-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Psychological Treatment and Prevention
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Ana Teresa de Abreu Ramos Cerqueira
Grantee:Karen Mendes Graner
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FMB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil


Psychological distress and risk behaviors among college students have been the focus of research, especially in the medical school. However, are less frequent surveys with other courses, as dental students that investigates these issues and also perceptions of the educational environment, coping and adaptation to adverse situations. The objective of this study is to investigate common mental disorder, alcohol abuse and living conditions of dental students enrolled in 2014, at Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP, identifying risk and protective factors for psychological distress. This is a cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical approach (N = 320) with students of all series that agree to participate. The research protocol contains questionnaire with closed and open questions on sociodemographic characteristics, lifestyle, self-rated about health, career choice and history of psychological / psychiatric treatment. Will also be investigated: social support (Social Support Scale), common mental disorder - TMC (Self Repporting Questionnaire), alcohol abuse (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test), educational environment (Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure), coping strategies (Coping Strategies Inventory) and resilience (resilience Scale). The categorical variables will be analyzed by a descriptive analysis, and the bivariate and multivariate analyzes will seek to identify risk and protective factors for outcomes (psychological distress and alcohol abuse) will be held. The exposure variables are sociodemographic characteristics, social support, educational environment, coping and resilience. The significance level of 5% standard will be adopted. Integrate the model for multivariate analysis, the variables with probability equal to or less than 0.25. (AU)

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GRANER, KAREN MENDES; PEREIRA LIMA, MARIA CRISTINA. Prevalence and correlates of common mental disorders among dental students in Brazil. PLoS One, v. 13, n. 9, . (14/09323-0)
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GRANER, Karen Mendes. Common mental disorders and hazardous alcohol consumption among dental students. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Medicina. Botucatu Botucatu.

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