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Health conditions and factors related to the work ability of teachers.

Vedovato TG, Monteiro I - Ind Health (2014)

Bottom Line: Most teachers were females, 41.9 yr old on average (SD 9.4), and with an undergraduate degree (95.7%).The work ability was considered good for 42.6% and moderate/low for 35.3%.Public investments on the work conditions of teachers are important to recover and to maintain their work ability.

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Affiliation: Faculty of Nursing, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil.

ABSTRACT
This is a cross-sectional study conducted with 258 teachers from nine state schools in two municipalities of São Paulo state with the purpose of assessing their work ability. A questionnaire with socio-demographic and health/work conditions data and the Work Ability Index (WAI) was performed. Most teachers were females, 41.9 yr old on average (SD 9.4), and with an undergraduate degree (95.7%). The work ability was considered good for 42.6% and moderate/low for 35.3%. In linear regressions models, which used the two domain model, the significant variables for a decrease in WAI were: individual perception of a worsening in the health situation (p<0001), having children (p=0.0003 / p=0.0001), difficulty in sleeping well at night (p=0.0009 / p=0.0014), history of physical pain in the previous six months (p<0.0001 / p<0.0001), being a teacher with a contract (p=0.0007) and working as a teacher for a longer time. (p=0.0183). Public investments on the work conditions of teachers are important to recover and to maintain their work ability.

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fig_001: Prevalence of the diseases according to the opinion of the teachers and the medicallydiagnosed diseases.

Mentions: The main diseases that were self-reported by teachers (71.3%) were: lumbar region disorder(37.6%), followed by accidental injury on the hand, arm, leg and foot (21.7%) and mildemotional disorder (19%); and those with medical diagnosis (82.2%) were: “musculoskeletaldisease: upper and lower back and sciatica” (28.7%); “injury from accident” (19.8%) and“slight mental disorder/problem” (17.8%) (Fig.1).


Health conditions and factors related to the work ability of teachers.

Vedovato TG, Monteiro I - Ind Health (2014)

Prevalence of the diseases according to the opinion of the teachers and the medicallydiagnosed diseases.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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fig_001: Prevalence of the diseases according to the opinion of the teachers and the medicallydiagnosed diseases.
Mentions: The main diseases that were self-reported by teachers (71.3%) were: lumbar region disorder(37.6%), followed by accidental injury on the hand, arm, leg and foot (21.7%) and mildemotional disorder (19%); and those with medical diagnosis (82.2%) were: “musculoskeletaldisease: upper and lower back and sciatica” (28.7%); “injury from accident” (19.8%) and“slight mental disorder/problem” (17.8%) (Fig.1).

Bottom Line: Most teachers were females, 41.9 yr old on average (SD 9.4), and with an undergraduate degree (95.7%).The work ability was considered good for 42.6% and moderate/low for 35.3%.Public investments on the work conditions of teachers are important to recover and to maintain their work ability.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Faculty of Nursing, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil.

ABSTRACT
This is a cross-sectional study conducted with 258 teachers from nine state schools in two municipalities of São Paulo state with the purpose of assessing their work ability. A questionnaire with socio-demographic and health/work conditions data and the Work Ability Index (WAI) was performed. Most teachers were females, 41.9 yr old on average (SD 9.4), and with an undergraduate degree (95.7%). The work ability was considered good for 42.6% and moderate/low for 35.3%. In linear regressions models, which used the two domain model, the significant variables for a decrease in WAI were: individual perception of a worsening in the health situation (p<0001), having children (p=0.0003 / p=0.0001), difficulty in sleeping well at night (p=0.0009 / p=0.0014), history of physical pain in the previous six months (p<0.0001 / p<0.0001), being a teacher with a contract (p=0.0007) and working as a teacher for a longer time. (p=0.0183). Public investments on the work conditions of teachers are important to recover and to maintain their work ability.

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Related in: MedlinePlus