General Labor Well-Being in Latin American Dentists during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Abstract: This study aimed to determine the general labor well-being of Latin American dentists according to sociodemographic characteristics during the COVID-19 pandemic. A cross-sectional study was conducted in a final sample of 2214 participants from 11 countries. A validated online questionnaire...

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Other Authors: Evaristo Chiyong, Teresa, Cuevas-González, Juan Carlos, Mattos Vela, Manuel Antonio, Agudelo Suarez, Andres A, Armas Vega, Ana del Carmen, Diaz Reisnner, Clarisse Virginia, Lopez Torres, Ana Cristina, Martinez Delgado, Cecilia Maria, Paz Betanco, Manuel Amed, Perez Flores, Maria Antonieta, Piovesan Suarez, Sylvia, Pistochini, Adriana, Romero Uzcategui, Yajaira
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Language:spa
Published: 2022
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Online Access:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35627858/
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Summary:Abstract: This study aimed to determine the general labor well-being of Latin American dentists according to sociodemographic characteristics during the COVID-19 pandemic. A cross-sectional study was conducted in a final sample of 2214 participants from 11 countries. A validated online questionnaire on general work well-being was used (data collection period from 1 June to 10 July 2021), containing two dimensions: psychosocial well-being and collateral effects. The sociodemographic characteristics of the dentists and their perception of the economic impact of the pandemic were also recorded. A multivariate linear regression analysis was performed (hierarchical regression model) to evaluate the joint effect of the explanatory variables on labor well-being and the changes in the variance between each model. A score of psychosocial well-being of 233.6 + 40.2 and collateral effects of 45 + 20.1 was found. Psychosocial well-being was associated with sex, country of origin, academic training achieved, type of dental activity, and perceived impact during the pandemic (p < 0.05). Somatization was frequently manifested through back pain (88.2%) and muscular tensions (87.2%). Women, those who worked 41 or more hours and had between 1 to 15 years of professional experience presented azgreater collateral effect (p < 0.001). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic a year and a half after it began on the labor well-being of Latin American dentists was evidenced with important interactions with social characteristics.