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Work stress, insomnia and other work-related mental disorders: a study on public workers

Grant number: 16/13013-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2016
Effective date (End): November 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Occupational and Organizational Psychology
Principal Investigator:Laura Camara Lima
Grantee:Bianca Gafanhão Bobadilha
Home Institution: Instituto de Saúde e Sociedade (ISS). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Baixada Santista. Santos , SP, Brazil


The act of working encompasses several dimensions of the individual, it's working that the individual has a specific social role and this is reflected in its subjectivity, reaffirming its identity and sense of belonging to society, as well as ensuring subsistence. However, before the non-fulfillment of the demands of work or no meaning of the same by the employee, there may be dissatisfaction, loss of productivity, absenteeism, inefficient work, risk of occupational accidents and production of disease. The latter has grown lately, gaining prominence the work-related mental and behaviour disorders, often associated with work stress. The continuous and uninterrupted exposure to stressors in the work environment, characterized by work stress, leads the employee to have changes in their biological timing, being in a state of constant alert, incompatible with the rest needed to have a good quality of sleep, so it can generate work-related mental and behaviour disorders such as insomnia, depression, anxiety and burnout. Given these arguments, this study aims to understand the influence of work stress and other work-related mental and behaviour disorders in sleep quality and investigate the presence of work stress and manifestation of insomnia frames and other work-related mental and behaviour disorders (anxiety, depression and burnout) in population of public workers, employees of Departamento Regional de Saúde-IV Baixada Santista (DRS-IV), through the analysis of data obtained by instruments. (AU)