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Major Stress Symptoms in Dentists at a Social Security Institution in Guadalajara, Mexico | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2376-032X

JBR Journal of Interdisciplinary Medicine and Dental Science
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Research Article

Major Stress Symptoms in Dentists at a Social Security Institution in Guadalajara, Mexico

Blanca Elizabeth Pozos-Radillo1*, Lourdes Preciado-Serrano2, Ana Plascencia1, Diemen Delgado2 and Susana Zaragoza1

1Public Health Department, University Center for Health Sciences, University of Guadalajara, Calle Paseo de los Virreyes 706 A-19, Colonia Virreyes Residencial, Zapopan, Jalisco, C.P. 45110, Mexico

2Rio Verde Clinic, Los Andes, Chile

Corresponding Author:
Blanca Elizabeth Pozos Radillo
Research Professor, Public Health Department
University Center for Health Sciences
University of Guadalajara, Calle Paseo de los Virreyes 706 A-19
Colonia Virreyes Residencial, Zapopan, Jalisco, C.P. 45110, Mexico
Tel: + 52 (33) 3968 7537
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: January 06, 2014; Accepted Date: January 28, 2014; Published Date: January 30, 2014

Citation: Pozos-Radillo BE, Preciado-Serrano L, Plascencia A, Delgado D, Zaragoza S (2014) Major Stress Symptoms in Dentists at a Social Security Institution in Guadalajara, Mexico. J Interdiscipl Med Dent Sci 2:112. doi: 10.4172/2376-032X.1000112

Copyright: © 2014 Pozos-Radillo BE, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

Abstract

During dental practice, the professional finds him or herself exposed to stress and to diverse conditions posing a mental or physical health risk. The purpose of this study was to identify the most frequent symptoms of chronic stress in dentists. All dentists (87) that worked during the year 2011 at a Social Security institution were surveyed using the Stress Symptom Inventory (SSI) to record both physical and psychological symptoms. The results showed that the perception of physical symptoms, such as strong heartbeats, dry mouth, fatigue, headaches, frequent urge to urinate, neck and shoulder pain as well as the psychological symptomatology of anxiety, urge to eat at all times, rage attacks, insomnia, accident proneness and impaired concentration were factors of high-level chronic stress in dentists working at the Social Security institution. Timely identification of chronic stress in dentists may favor the implementation of timely prevention programs for their healthcare and work security.

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