What is it about?

The study analyzed generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) symptoms in PHC professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Findings revealed a high prevalence (32.2%) of GAD, with female gender, previous symptoms, and current anxiety as associated factors. Actions promoting mental health education and support are crucial for professionals' well-being.

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Why is it important?

This study on generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) symptoms among primary healthcare professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic is crucial. It highlights the mental health challenges faced by frontline workers, aiding in the development of targeted interventions to support their well-being. Understanding the prevalence and associated factors of GAD symptoms offers valuable insights for policymakers and healthcare organizations to improve support systems and ensure the resilience of the healthcare workforce, ultimately benefiting both healthcare providers and patients.


This work was developed within the scope of the Postgraduate Program in Primary Health Care at the State University of Montes Claros. It involved the participation of excellent researchers and postgraduate scholars, enabling relevant research on mental health, focusing on cases of anxiety among primary healthcare workers in the northern region of Minas Gerais, Brazil, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fabrício Emanuel Soares de Oliveira
Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros

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This page is a summary of: Generalized anxiety disorder and associated factors in primary health care workers in Minas Gerais, Brazil, Work, February 2024, IOS Press,
DOI: 10.3233/wor-230160.
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