Background: stress is one of the most frequent problems among the working population, causes repercussions of the mental sphere that can have consequences in work environment. Objective:To determine the socio-labor factors associated with stress among workers in Latin America. Methods: multicentric observational research was carried out, a validated scale for stress measurement (Cronbach’s Alpha = 0.73) was used, it was considered stressed to those who were in the upper tertile of the total responses. Bivariate and multivariate statistics were used to find associations versus other social and labor variables; Through the generalized linear models. Results: all 2608 workers answered all questions. The country with the highest level of stress was Venezuela (63%). In the multivariate analysis, the female sex (PR: 1.21, 95% CI: 1.10-1.33, p value <0.001) was associated with a higher frequency of stress; (p <0.001), Colombia (p <0.001), Ecuador (p = 0.016), Honduras (p <0.001), and Panama (p <0.001). = 0.001), all of these variables were adjusted for age, previous years of work and type of worker. Discussion: labor stress was associated with sex and the country where the survey was conducted;This may be due to the political context that currently occurs in Venezuela, which again highlights the importance of mental health in workers, as they can generate serious problems.
|Translated title of the contribution||Factors associated with work-related stress in workers in six Latin American countries|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Revista de la Asociacion Espanola de Especialistas en Medicina del Trabajo|
|State||Indexed - 2019|
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