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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Mental Disorders And Alternated Shift Work Of Iron Ore Mining Industry Workers In Itabira, Mg, Brazil [transtornos Mentais E Trabalho Em Turnos Alternados Em Operários De Mineração De Ferro Em Itabira (mg)]
Author: Magalhaes Guimaraes L.A.
Teixeira L.N.
Abstract: This study aimed to verify the interrelationship between mental illness and alternated shift work in iron-ore mining workers. In a past study, using the Questionnaire of Psychiatric Morbidity for Adults (QMPA) and Psychiatric Interview (CID-10) in a sample of n = 580, it was obtained the prevalence of mental illness of 16.6%. In this study, the sample was distributed according: a) to be working or not in alternated shift; b) to be working at the present or past in shift and never to be working in shift, correlating each condition to presence of mental illness. At the moment, in alternated shift, 54.3% are engaged. It was found a strong association between mental disease and to have been or be exposed to alternated shift. The risk to become mentally ill was two times greater (RR = 1.86) to workers exposed to shifts. The mental disorder associated to exposure to alternated shifts seems not disappear with the change of work schedule, emphasizing the importance of preventive question.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2003
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