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Prevalence of non-psychotic symptoms among elderly and non-elderly nursing professionals in the work context during COVID-19

Grant number: 21/09101-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2021
Effective date (End): September 30, 2022
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Psychiatric Nursing
Principal Investigator:Sonia Regina Zerbetto
Grantee:Larissa Santos Nogueira
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


Nursing professionals, both elderly and non-elderly, working in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic are vulnerable to psychological stress, which can trigger a higher prevalence of non-psychotic symptoms. This study is justified by considering the possible future impacts on these workers in their personal lives, in the health and nursing services. Main goal:To identify the most prevalent non-psychotic symptoms among elderly and non-elderly nursing professionals that emerged in the work context during the COVID-19 pandemic. Quantitative, observational and cross-sectional study, which will be carried out in a city of the state of São Paulo, in public services inserted in the three levels of health care. The survey participants will consist of active nursing professionals working in health institutions in the city. The data collection will be carried out online, through the dissemination of an access link to the research project website, by the nursing managers of the respective health services. The data collection instrument will consist of sociodemographic and labor information of the participant and the Self Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20) scale. The data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics. Expected results: to contribute to the expansion of knowledge about the mental health morbidity profile of elderly and non-elderly nursing professionals in a municipality during the COVID-19 pandemic period.

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