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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Factors Associated To The Work Ability Among Brazilian Teachers
Author: Vedovato T.G.
Monteiro I.
Abstract: The aim of this research was to evaluate the work ability of school teachers and its relation to health, individual characteristics and working conditions. A cross-sectional study with a sample of 258 teachers (fundamental education and high school) from nine public schools was performed in two cities of Sao Paulo state. A standardized self-applied instrument in order to assess work ability and social-demographic data, life style and work status questionnaire and the Work Ability Index was utilized. Statistical analysis was performed with SAS® and tested associations for logistic regression unvaried models and logistic multivariate. Sample was composed in the majority by females (81.8%), with age ranging from 20 and 65 years (Mean 41.9 SD=9.4) and most of them with university level (95.7%). Work ability was considered as good by less than half (42.6%) of them and as moderate/poor by 35.3%. The most significant factors correlated with WAI moderate/poor categories were: female gender (p=0.0481), health comparison to other people at the same age as being worse or equal (p <.0001), medication use (p=0.0013), sleep less than six hours per night (p = 0.0341), bad sleep at night (p <.0001) and total working time as teacher or more then equal to 20 years (p =0.0153). These data point the need of improvements in the working conditions of the teachers aiming at to the recovery and maintenance of the ability with respect to the work of these professionals. © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group.
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Date Issue: 2009
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