QUALITY OF LIFE AND SPIRITUALITY OF ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICIANS OF MATO GROSSO DO SUL
Introduction: In addition to the six years of basic training in medical school, at least three more years of specialization in services recognized by the Brazilian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (SBOT) are required to obtain the Specialist Degree in Orthopedics and Traumatology.Then,the doctor undergoes a specialist title test.In the eagerness to exercise their profession as best as possible, orthopedic doctors, as well as other medical specialties, often relegate to the background concerns about their health and their physical, psychological and spiritual well-being.Material and Methods: A quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out using a socio-demographic questionnaire, the World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire (WHOQOL-100), in 117 orthopedic physicians in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Regarding the data statistical analysis, the Variance Analysis (ANOVA) test was applied; Student's t-test; and Pearson's linear correlation test with 95% confidence. Results: Of the 117 orthopedists, 29 answered the research. The Spirituality domain reached a good average of Quality of Life (72,10), with the following variables being statistically significant: age, training time, workload and income. Discussion and Conclusion: The orthopedists surveyed had spirituality as a good component of their Quality of Life,although controversial,the subject deserves more attention.
Acknowlegments: Medical course of the State University of Mato Grosso do Sul.
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