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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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FINOTTI, Rejane de Fátima Conde; ANDRADE, Amanda Cristina de Souza  and  SOUZA, Delma Perpétua Oliveira de. Common mental disorders and associated factors among people with leprosy: cross-sectional analysis in Cuiabá, Brazil, 2018. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2020, vol.29, n.4, e2019279.  Epub July 23, 2020. ISSN 1679-4974.

Objective. To analyze the occurrence of common mental disorders (CMDs) and associated factors in people with leprosy with complications in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, in 2018. Methods. This was a cross-sectional study with people attending Júlio Müller University Hospital. The Self-Report-Questionnaire (SRQ-20) was used. Poisson regression analysis was performed to estimate prevalence ratios (PR) and 95% confidence intervals (95%CI). Results. Among 206 people with leprosy, CMDs were found in 70.4% (95%CI 61.10;76.67) and were associated with the female sex (PR=1.29 – 95%CI 1.09;1.53), the 26-45 age range (PR=1.52 – 95%CI 1.09;2.11) and the 46-60 age range (PR=1.40 – 95%CI 1.01;1.95), low family income (PR=1.25 – 95%CI 1.05;1.49), and unsatisfactory quality of life in the physical domain (PR=3.03 – 95%CI 1.12;8.19) and the psychological domain (PR=1.91; 95%CI 1.40;2.61). Conclusion. CMDs were frequent and associated with female sex, productive age group, low income and unsatisfactory quality of life. Actions aimed at mental health in this population group are necessary.

Keywords : Mental Disorders; Leprosy; Cross-Sectional Studies, Epidemiology.

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