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FACTORES PSICOSOCIALES Y PATOLOGÍAS LABORALES EN TRABAJADORES DE UN SISTEMA DE TRANSPORTE PÚBLICO URBANO, MÉXICO
REVISTA COLOMBIANA DE PSIQUIATRÍA (2011)
  • Carolina Aranda-Beltrán, University of Guadalajara
  • Manuel Pando-Moreno, University of Guadalajara
  • Teresa M Torres-López, University of Guadalajara
  • José G. Salazar-Estrada, University of Guadalajara
  • José L Sanchéz-Torres
Abstract
In recent years, an increase in diseases and accidents have been reported due to the presence of adverse psychosocial factors in the workplace. Objective: To analyze the Association between psychosocial factors at work and health aspects of public transport workers. Method: We conducted a crosssectional descriptive and analytical study. The population was made up of 506 workers (census) of an Urban Public Transport System of a city in Mexico including top management and operational personnel, that showed a willingness to answer the assessment instruments: A questionnaire with items of social-demographic, labor, and health problems and the Guidelines for the Identification of Psychosocial Factors developed by the Mexican Social Security Institute. Results: Among the most striking results we found that 43.4% reported having had an illness and 20% said that it was related to their work. The prevalence was 26.9% of adverse psychosocial factors in the work area, and the negative associations leant towards the areas of social interaction and the working system. Conclusions: Any worker is exposed to a variety of psychosocial risks, which generate a series of impacts on the health and wellbeing of the worker. Unsafe working conditions do not allow the worker to performhis/her functions optimally.
Keywords
  • Occupational risk,
  • working conditions,
  • workers
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Carolina Aranda-Beltrán, Manuel Pando-Moreno, Teresa M Torres-López, José G. Salazar-Estrada, et al.. "FACTORES PSICOSOCIALES Y PATOLOGÍAS LABORALES EN TRABAJADORES DE UN SISTEMA DE TRANSPORTE PÚBLICO URBANO, MÉXICO" REVISTA COLOMBIANA DE PSIQUIATRÍA Vol. 40 Iss. 2 (2011)
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