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Burnout syndrome and alcohol consumption in students of Dentistry

Grant number: 11/19293-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2012
Effective date (End): January 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry - Social and Preventive Dentistry
Principal researcher:Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini Campos
Grantee:Diogo Branco Martins
Home Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia (FOAr). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil


The aim of this study is to identify the prevalence of burnout, the risk of alcoholism and compare the mean scores of the different dimensions of the syndrome according to the classification obtained in the risk of Dentistry students at a public University of São Paulo. All students enrolled in 2012 at the Faculty of Dentistry of Araraquara will be invited to participate. As a tool to be used as a socio-demographic questionnaire, the Maslach Burnout Inventory - Student Survey (MBI-SS) and the alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT). To characterize the sample will be taken up information regarding age, gender, economic status, housing, performance and expectations about the course, practice or not of a religion, sport and date of first contact with alcohol. To evaluate the socio-economic level will be used the scale proposed by the Brazilian Association of Research Companies. The questionnaires will be administered by a single trained examiner. The descriptive statistic will be used. The prevalence of burnout and the classification of alcoholism risk will be estimated by point and interval of 95% of confidence. For comparison the mean score of each dimension of the MBI-SS according to the different risk categories, will be initially tested the assumptions of normality, homocedasticity and independence of residuals and if aceepted we will performed analysis of variance (ANOVA), other wise Kruskal Wallis' tests. For decision making is assumed significance level of 5%.

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