Transtornos mentais comuns e apoio social : estudo de prevalência na Zona da Mata de Pernambuco

by da Costa, Albanita Gomes

Abstract (Summary)
Common Mental Disorders are present in the general population,contributing to the risk of more serious mental illnesses. CMD include anxiety, depression and somatoforms disorders, and are associated to the presence of adverse living and working conditions, as well as the absence of social support. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of common mental disorders and the association to social support, demographic factors and socioeconomic conditions, as well as the sensation of happiness and satisfaction with life in the community of Pirauá in Macaparana, Sugar Plantation Zone of the State of Pernambuco in Northeast Brazil. Adult residents over the age of 20 years were interviewed. The prevalence of Common Mental Disorders found was approximately 36%. After adjustments for age, schooling, participations in the work force, satisfactions with living or the sensation of happiness, the multivariate analysis showed that those with low levels of social support have 1,8 times more chances of suffering from CMD than those with higher levels ofsupport
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Ana Bernarda Ludermir

School:Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Common Mental Disorders Social Support Sugar Plantation Zone -Pernambuco


Date of Publication:02/12/2004

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