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Revista Portuguesa de Enfermagem de Saúde Mental

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GONSALEZ, Elizangela Gianini et al. Anxiety and depression between workers at professional improvement programs. Revista Portuguesa de Enfermagem de Saúde Mental [online]. 2017, n.18, pp.51-58. ISSN 1647-2160.  http://dx.doi.org/10.19131/rpesm.0192.

INTRODUCTION: In-service training programs are stressful and can trigger the development of anxiety and depression, compromising the health conditions of professionals and the quality of care provided to users of health services. AIM: To evaluate the anxiety and depression levels of professionals enrolled in the improvement and improvement programs of a public institution in the interior of the State of São Paulo. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 82 professionals enrolled in in-service training programs of a public institution in the State of São Paulo, using three instruments: one for socioeconomic and demographic data, the Beck Anxiety and Beck Depression Scales (Cunha, 2001). RESULTS: Professionals presented a susceptibility profile to physical and emotional exhaustion related to work - age range of 20 to 25 years (47.6), female (85.4%), single (90.2%). 46.8% of the professionals presented some degree of anxiety and / or depression. CONCLUSION: The levels of anxiety and depression found are significant and show the presence of discouraging and / or debilitating factors related to professional training programs evaluated.

Keywords : Anxiety; Depression; Health education; Internship and residency.

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