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Gerais : Revista Interinstitucional de Psicologia

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BENZONI, Paulo Eduardo. Stress influence on sick leave by musculoskeletal disorders. Gerais, Rev. Interinst. Psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.11, n.2, pp. 294-305. ISSN 1983-8220.

The musculoskeletal disorders are the main cause of sick leave in INSS in Brazil and, the stress can intensify these disorders increasing the time of sick leave and hindering the return to work of these employees. The objective of this work was to analyze the stress influence in the sick leave perception. 116 employees from private sector on sick leave for more than 30 days participated. The stress was evaluated by the Stress Symptoms Inventory by Lipp and the perception of sick leave condition by the Perception of Sick Leave Inventory by Benzoni and Bragion. The results showed a prevalence of 69% of stress in the participants and a more negative perception of sick leave condition in participants with stress. Data pointed that stress is comorbid on musculoskeletal disorders and can make recovery and return to work more difficult.

Keywords : Sick leave; Stress; Social perception.

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