Home-based direct care workers: Their reported injuries and perceived training knowledge
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.
Workplace Health and Safety
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Hamadi, Probst, J. C., Khan, M. M., Bellinger, J., & Porter, C. (2016). Home-Based Direct Care Workers: Their Reported Injuries and Perceived Training Knowledge. Workplace Health & Safety, 64(6), 249–261. https://doi.org/10.1177/2165079916630554