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Assessment of the Presence of Symptoms, Individual Protection Measures (IPM) and Suspect Screening Measures (SSM) of COVID-19 in Federal Police Officers from a Regional Police Station in Brazil

Version 1 : Received: 18 August 2020 / Approved: 19 August 2020 / Online: 19 August 2020 (09:55:16 CEST)

How to cite: Dias, J.A.; Chagas, E.F.B.; Detregiachi, C.R.P.; Serva, F.M.; Biteli, P.; Mendes, C.G.; Xavier, E.F.D.S.; Jorge, C.F.B.; Zutin, T.L.M.; Santos, M.C.D.; Buchaim, D.V.; Buchaim, R.L. Assessment of the Presence of Symptoms, Individual Protection Measures (IPM) and Suspect Screening Measures (SSM) of COVID-19 in Federal Police Officers from a Regional Police Station in Brazil. Preprints 2020, 2020080408 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0408.v1). Dias, J.A.; Chagas, E.F.B.; Detregiachi, C.R.P.; Serva, F.M.; Biteli, P.; Mendes, C.G.; Xavier, E.F.D.S.; Jorge, C.F.B.; Zutin, T.L.M.; Santos, M.C.D.; Buchaim, D.V.; Buchaim, R.L. Assessment of the Presence of Symptoms, Individual Protection Measures (IPM) and Suspect Screening Measures (SSM) of COVID-19 in Federal Police Officers from a Regional Police Station in Brazil. Preprints 2020, 2020080408 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0408.v1).

Abstract

The coronavirus of severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2), known as COVID-19, has spread rapidly around the world, leading to social detachment and the home office replacing face-to-face work. The performance of police officers faces limitations to the new requirements, while recognizing the need to ensure health and quality of life. Thus, the present study aimed to verify the panorama of the spread of COVID-19 among federal police officers by analyzing the presence of symptoms, individual protection measures (IPM), suspect screening measures (SSM) and examination for total antibodies (IgA, IgG and IgM). For this, data were collected through a questionnaire customized for this situation, blood for serological testing and measurements of clinical data from 56 federal police officers in the municipality of Marília (São Paulo, Brazil). There was no positive result in the Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serological test in any sample participant. The mean value of the Body Mass Index (27.2 ± 5.4 kg / m2) suggests overweight and obesity, in addition to the presence of hypertension in 16.1%, diabetes in 3.6%, asthma in 3.6 % and obesity by 25%, which represents an important risk of complications for COVID-19. The use of a mask is the most frequent IPM (96.4%) and most of the sample has used a cloth or home mask (90.9%). However, 47.3% have not performed the correct cleaning of the masks and 5.5% have not taken any care with mask hygiene. It can be concluded that care in relation to the professional activities of federal police to date has prevented the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and that they must be maintained or increased because risk factors, which involve quality of life and worsening of the contamination condition, were detected in the participants.

Subject Areas

covid-19 antibody; coronavirus; immunoglobulin; police officer; quality of life; SARS-CoV-2

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