ENSP Escola Nacional de Saude Publica

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

ENSP Escola Nacional de Saude Publica

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Godinho M.R.,ENSP Escola Nacional de Saude Publica | Ferreira A.P.,ENSP Escola Nacional de Saude Publica | Fayer V.A.,Federal University of Juiz de fora | Bonfatti R.J.,ENSP Escola Nacional de Saude Publica | Greco R.M.,Federal University of Juiz de fora
Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Trabalho | Year: 2017

Background: Te workers' health profile is undergoing change affecting their work ability, which represents a health problem in Brazil and worldwide. Aim: To perform a literature review on work ability and associated factors among professionals in Brazil. Methods: A systematic review of articles published in Brazil from 1999 to 2015 was performed in databases Virtual Health Library, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science, using terms "capacidade de trabalho", "capacidade para o trabalho", "avaliação da capacidade de trabalho", "desempenho do trabalho", "work capacity evaluation", "work capacity", "work ability" and "work ability index". Results: From the total number of articles located (n=1,479) 59 were selected for analysis after application of the insclusion and exclusion criteria. Among the analyzed studies 12.1% reported a prevalence of adequate work ability and 1.7% of inadequate work ability. Another group of studies analyzed the Work Ability Index (WAI) and expressed its results in categories (poor, moderate, good, high). In about 1.7% of the studies the work ability estimates corresponded to categories moderate and poor; in 5.2% to category moderate; in 32.8% to category good; and in 10.3% to category high. Conclusion: Work ability is a relevant indicator as a function of its implications for the workers' health, well-being and employability. Teir relevance notwithstanding, the issues related to this subject still require greater atention in Brazil.

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