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Revista Brasileira de Terapias Cognitivas

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ROSSETTI, Milena Oliveira et al. Lipp's inventory of symptoms os stress for adults (ISSL) in federal civil servants ofSão Paulo. Rev. bras.ter. cogn. [online]. 2008, vol.4, n.2, pp.108-120. ISSN 1808-5687.

Stress can be defined as any bodily reaction, together with psychological, physical, mental and hormonal components, that takes place when there is a need for adaptation to a stressful event. This reaction will be damaging if there is an extended exhibition to the event or a predisposition of the individual to certain diseases. This article presents the results of a descriptive analysis of the symptoms and stress levels in the work environment of a sample of Federal Police employees. 250 people participated, with ages from 20 to 64 years, being 74.4% male, 24.4% female and 1.2 % that did not inform the sex. Lipp´s Inventory of Stress Symptoms for Adults - ISSL - was applied. We concluded that most of the participants remained in the resistance phase and females obtained a 59% frequency of stress levels, when compared to males. We show the importance of the use of instruments like the ISSL, which makes possible a perfected evaluation of the existence of stress symptoms and the levels in which they appear

Keywords : Psychological evaluation.

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