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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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VASCONCELOS, Valmir Dorn  and  TRENTINI, Clarissa Marceli. Psychosocial assessment at work in Brazil: a survey study of variables, theoretical models, instruments and adopted criteria. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.1, pp. 1355-1366. ISSN 1984-6657.

Brazil adopted mandatory psychosocial risk assessment at work (PRaT) for workers who work at heights and in confined spaces, offering little guidance on how to perform them. This study is a qualitative-quantitative survey applied to occupational physicians and psychologists who practice PRaT. This study aims to describe and compare professional characteristics regarding the variables investigated, theoretical models, instruments, and adopted criteria. Sixty-three psychologists and 17 doctors participated, mostly female, from the South and Southeast of Brazil. The PRaT was understood as screening of mental disorders by most participants. There is an emphasis on both professionals to assess the use of alcohol and other drugs (N = 96%), phobias, work accidents, stress, and sleep (N = 87.9-81.8%). Few professionals use instruments for assessing occupational hazards or use theoretical models in their PRaT. Psychologists often use attention tests, expressive personality tests, and rational thinking instruments. We discuss the need to expand the PRaT by investing in undergraduate education as well as using a psychosocial approach to the detriment of the biological model, considering work factors.

Keywords : psychosocial assessment; occupational risks; survey.

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