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CES Medicina

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MUNERA-PALACIO, MÓNICA MARÍA; SAENZ-AGUDELO, MÓNICA LILIANA  and  CARDONA-ARANGO, DORIS. Psychosocial risk level in teaching staff of Faculty of Medicine, CES University. Medellin, 2011. CES Med. [online]. 2013, vol.27, n.2, pp.163-175. ISSN 0120-8705.

Introduction: psychosocial risk in the workplace is defined by workplace and corporate characteristics that affect health and wellbeing. The Colombian Social Protection Ministry's resolution no 2646 of 2008 states that psychosocial factors must be evaluated in the workplace so that prevention and mitigation actions (intervention actions) can be developed to improve the health and wellbeing. Objectives: To establish the teachers' profile of the School of Medicine at the CES University during the second half of 2011, according to their level of psychosocial risk within their working environment. Methods: a descriptive, transversal and analytic study was carried out with 51 teaching staff at the Faculty of Medicine, CES University, using a questionnarie for messuring the psychosocial risk in the workplace made by Social Protection Ministry. At the beginning, a descriptive analysis of the population was carried out. Then, associations were investigated by using Pearson square chi, Spearman correlation and Cramer correlation tests with their respective p value. At the end, a multiple lineal regretion model was runned in order to determine the adjusted global risk. Besides, a teaching stafff profile was made in according to the level of psychosocial risk in the workplace. Results: leadership-level teaching staff at a high risk 37.3 % in control on the work, 43.1 % is without risk; in demands of the work, 43.1 % are in high risk; and, in rewards, 47.1 % are without risk Considering the global psychosocial risk in the workplace, 39.2 % of teaching staff is without risk; 23.5 % is in level one risk which implies observation and 37.3 % is in high level risk that requires intervention actions. Conclusions: Teachers at CES University, perceived stability and security in their jobs, but the domain associated with the job demands, present a level of risk that requires the intervention of the administration

Keywords : Occupational health; Risk factors; Evaluation psychosocial risk; Teacher; Work.

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