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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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CARVALHO-FREITAS, Maria Nivalda de et al. Returning to workplace activities among amputees: quality of life at work, depression, and anxiety. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2018, vol.18, n.4, pp. 468-475. ISSN 1984-6657.

The study investigated, among people away from work due to amputation, possible relations between satisfaction with working conditions before amputation and symptoms of anxiety and depression, and their associations with the desire to return to work. The sample consisted of 56 people with lower and/or upper limb amputation who responded to a sociodemographic questionnaire, the Quality of Life at Work (QWL) Inventory, the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), as well as semi-structured interviews. For the data analysis, quantitative and qualitative techniques were used. It was found that, for the amputees, the 'desire to return to work' is associated with the satisfaction from work regarding the use and possible development of their capacities, and with the symptoms of depression. The category "occupation/utility" appeared as the main reason for the desire to return to work.

Palavras-chave : People with Disabilities; Job Satisfaction; Returning to Work.

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