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Factors related to health and stress among urgent and emergency service professionals

Grant number: 15/16163-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): January 20, 2016
Effective date (End): August 19, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Epidemiology
Principal Investigator:Lucilene Cardoso
Grantee:Lucilene Cardoso
Host Investigator: Kathleen Mary Hegadoren
Host Institution: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto (EERP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Alberta, Canada  


It is in work context that issues related to workers' health emerge, highlighting the need for research aimed at disease prevention, prevention and promoting the health of workers. The aim of this study is to evaluate the health and the prevalence of stress among health professionals in the emergency care sector. It will be developed an epidemiological study of cross-sectional descriptive exploratory cut with a quantitative approach, lasting three years in emergency services in Ribeirão Preto, with health professionals working in these services. Random sample is approximately 299 health professionals, using the following validated instruments into Portuguese: sociodemographic questionnaire, occupational and health conditions; Questionnaire on childhood trauma Childhood Traume Questionnaire - CTQ, Stress Symptom Inventory (ISS), Perceived stress scale (Perceived Stress Scale), Social Readjustment Rating Scale, SRQ20- Psychiatric Screeming Questionnaire, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Ways of Coping Scale; Analysis of hair and blood cortisol; Assessment of heart rate variability.Will be sampled those professionals (nurses, practical nurses, nursing assistants, technicians of comunication and doctors) who accept participate and they fall on the following inclusion criteria: health professionals working in the service for at least one year; both sexes; that are not on vacation or out. The total time required to participate is 90 minutes for completing the instruments. Descriptive statistics will be performed on the population characteristics and the variables studied through frequency distribution, absolute numbers and percentage, minimum and maximum, including the measure of central tendency (mean and median) and dispersion (standard deviation) for quantitative variables and univariate analysis (frequency tables) and bivariate (contingency tables) for qualitative variables. Results may highlight the needs of this clientele, enabling expansion of health care these workers contributing to consolidation of political health of the worker, in order to contribute not only to better assess the health of these workers, but also for planning and execution of promotion interventions the health of carers, to prevent possible injuries. (AU)

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