Factors associated with common mental disorders in a hospital cleaning staff

Keywords: Mental Disorders; Housekeeping, Hospital; Mental Health; Occupational Health.

Abstract

Objective: to analyze the prevalence and factors associated with common mental disorders in a hospital cleaning staff. Methods: cross-sectional research with 78 cleaners. To identify the common mental disorders, data were collected through a questionnaire with sociodemographic variables and health and work conditions, from the Self Reporting Questionnaire-20. For the analysis, the chi-square test and the Pearson or Spearmann correlation were performed. Results: most participants were female, between 36 and 50 years, brown or black, and lived with a partner. There was a mental disorder prevalence of 25.6% and an association with hearing problems, dizziness, low back pain, negative health perception, and work satisfaction. The depressive mood stood out among the dimensions of the Self Reporting Questionnaire-20. Conclusion: the factors associated with the common mental disorder were: hearing problems, dizziness, low back pain, negative health perception, and work satisfaction.

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Published
2019-06-19
Section
Research Article