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Satisfaction at Work and Suffering in Professional Psychic Service Mobile Service Emergency (SAMU)

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DOI: 10.4236/ojepi.2018.83008    308 Downloads   636 Views


Background: This study aimed to evaluate the level of professional satisfaction, to identify the presence of psychic suffering and their correlations in Emergency Medical Services professionals. Methods: The study is of the exploratory, census, descriptive, transversal type, with quantitative approach. It used three instruments: A sociodemographic questionnaire; the Professional Satisfaction Index—PSI; and the Self Report Questionnaire—SRQ-20. 200 professionals took part in the research (doctors, nurses, nursing technicians and conductors). Results: The data show that the majority of professionals are aged between 40 and 49 years old and that the largest quantity of women belong to the group of nurses. As to the PSI, the majority of professionals pointed out remuneration as the most important for satisfaction. In the overall satisfaction result, the physicians were those who had the highest level of satisfaction. Regarding the SRQ-20 scores, the group of nursing technicians and nurses had the highest prevalence for psychic suffering, with 44.56% and 43.48%. In the statistical analyses between each of the components of the professional satisfaction with the SRQ-20 scores, we verified statistically significant correlations when adopting (p < 0.05). The percentage of dissatisfied professionals was higher among those who had psyche suffering (88.1% × 68.1%), finding a significant correlation with satisfaction and psychological distress with p = 0.003. Conclusions: It was concluded that the discontent of workers with remuneration and managerial issues are predominant for total dissatisfaction with work and dissatisfaction exerts a strong influence on the presence of suffering in these professionals.

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Anjos, I. , Vanderlei, A. , Mousinho, K. , Omena, A. , Viana, K. , Dôres, D. and Panjwani, C. (2018) Satisfaction at Work and Suffering in Professional Psychic Service Mobile Service Emergency (SAMU). Open Journal of Epidemiology, 8, 93-108. doi: 10.4236/ojepi.2018.83008.

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