Level of work stress and factors associated with bruxism in the military crew of the Peruvian Air Force

Mayra Marín, Yuri Rodríguez, Eloy Gamboa, Jorge Ríos, José Rosas, Frank Mayta-Tovalino

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Background: Military life leads to a great personal sacrifice and labor in the aircrew because they are constantly subjected to innumerable activities which have a great work pressure; therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the level of work stress associated with bruxism in the aircrew of the Peruvian Air Force. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. A total of 204 crew members of the Peruvian Air Force from the Air Group were surveyed, and the stomatological clinical inspection was carried out. Each crew member was evaluated using the validated International Labor Organization-World Health Organization (ILO-WHO) Work Stress Scale, and clinical records were used to diagnose bruxism using the Smith and Knight wear index. Results: It was found that 93.7% (n = 191) of the crew members were men and 6.3% (n = 13) were women; and the percentage of intermediate-level stress was found to be high in the grade of non-commissioned officers, whereas in the officer grade, the level of stress was low. There was also a statistically significant association between the variables military grade, sex, and age group. The sub-officers presented a higher percentage in the category "with bruxism", while in the rank of officers the category of “non-bruxism” was the most prevalent. Conclusions: This study showed a statistically significant association between the variable bruxism and the level of work stress between the military aviators of the Peruvian Air Force (p<0.001).

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)297-302
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónMedical Journal Armed Forces India
Volumen75
N.º3
DOI
EstadoPublicada - jul. 2019

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