Title

Home-based direct care workers: Their reported injuries and perceived training knowledge

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2016

Subject Area

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Abstract

The objectives of the study were to profile occupational injury patterns across home health and hospice care (HHC), organization characteristics, and home health aides' (HHAs) individual characteristics, and examine how worker training affects HHAs' risk of reporting an injury using the model of human factors of health care in the home. The authors measured training knowledge using an 11-item scale and conducted univariate and bivariate analyses to describe injury patterns across individual, occupational, and organizational factors using STATA 12.0. The researchers found that work-related injuries and type of injury were associated with increased likelihood of reporting one or more injuries, full-time employment, high hourly pay, and working in an inpatient or mixed setting. Overall, HHAs perceived that they received "excellent" and "good" training on key topics that promoted safety and job knowledge. Furthermore, the results suggested linkages between worker's complex personal, occupational, and organizational characteristics.

Publication Title

Workplace Health and Safety

Volume

64

Issue

6

First Page

249

Last Page

261

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/2165079916630554

PubMed ID

27026275

ISSN

21650799

E-ISSN

21650969

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