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Title: Depression among physicians working in public healthcare in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Authors: Assunção, Ada Ávila
Machado, Carla Jorge
Cano Prais, Hugo Alejandro
Araújo, Tânia Maria de
Keywords: Depression
Healthcare systems
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: ASSUNÇÃO, A. A. et al. Depression among physicians working in public healthcare in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v. 49, n. 6, p. 1219-1229, ago. 2014. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 29 jan. 2017.
Abstract: Purpose Prevalence of depressive disorders has been reported among physicians in a number of different settings. The aim of the present study is to assess the prevalence of self-reported depression and its associated factors among physicians working in the public healthcare system of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Methods A cross-sectional survey was carried out in 2009 to investigate individual and occupational dimensions of depressive disorders in a group of physicians working at several municipal healthcare units. The percentage of physicians that self-reported a confirmed diagnosis of depression by another physician was used as the prevalence proportion; the Poisson regression univariate and multivariate models were applied to study factors associated with depression. Results The response rate was 81.2 %, of which 12.0 % reported depression confirmed by another physician. Reports of RSI/WMSD (p\0.001) and passive work (p\0.05) were positively and independently associated with the outcome. Conclusions Our data bring valuable information that may help guide interventions and health-promoting activities for physicians by indicating concrete measures to change working conditions that affect mental health.
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