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Workplace violence against homecare workers and its relationship with workers health outcomes: a cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, January 2015
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Title
Workplace violence against homecare workers and its relationship with workers health outcomes: a cross-sectional study
Published in
BMC Public Health, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12889-014-1340-7
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Authors

Ginger C Hanson, Nancy A Perrin, Helen Moss, Naima Laharnar, Nancy Glass

Abstract

BackgroundConsumer-driven homecare models support aging and disabled individuals to live independently through the services of homecare workers. Although these models have benefits, including autonomy and control over services, little evidence exists about challenges homecare workers may face when providing services, including workplace violence and the negative outcomes associated with workplace violence. This study investigates the prevalence of workplace violence among homecare workers and examines the relationship between these experiences and homecare worker stress, burnout, depression, and sleep.MethodsWe recruited female homecare workers in Oregon, the first US state to implement a consumer driven homecare model, to complete an on-line or telephone survey with peer interviewers. The survey asked about demographics and included measures to assess workplace violence, fear, stress, burnout, depression and sleep problems.ResultsHomecare workers (n¿=¿1,214) reported past-year incidents of verbal aggression (50.3% of respondents), workplace aggression (26.9%), workplace violence (23.6%), sexual harassment (25.7%), and sexual aggression (12.8%). Exposure was associated with greater stress (p¿<¿.001), depression (p¿<¿.001), sleep problems (p¿<¿.001), and burnout (p¿<¿.001). Confidence in addressing workplace aggression buffered homecare workers against negative work and health outcomes.ConclusionsTo ensure homecare worker safety and positive health outcomes in the provision of services, it is critical to develop and implement preventive safety training programs with policies and procedures that support homecare workers who experience harassment and violence.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 <1%
Unknown 188 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 36 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 13%
Student > Bachelor 23 12%
Researcher 19 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 19 10%
Other 37 20%
Unknown 30 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 48 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 36 19%
Psychology 31 16%
Social Sciences 18 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 3%
Other 16 8%
Unknown 34 18%

Attention Score in Context

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