Characterizing hazards and injuries among home care workers

Bradley Wipfli, Ryan Olson, Robert R. Wright, Layla Garrigues, Joanne Lees

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Abstract

This project extends research on hazardous exposures and injuries among home care workers. Historical data from Oregon home care workers were analyzed to identify the most common lost time injuries and contributing factors, and 7 focus groups were conducted with workers (n = 53) to gather data on demographics, health, and perceptions of occupational hazards. Results indicate that workers are at particular risk for back, knee, and shoulder injuries during client and material moving tasks and that workers self-reported task exposures and risk perceptions are highly aligned with injury data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-393
Number of pages7
JournalHome Healthcare Nurse
Volume30
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

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Wounds and Injuries
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  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Community and Home Care
  • Health(social science)

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Characterizing hazards and injuries among home care workers. / Wipfli, Bradley; Olson, Ryan; Wright, Robert R.; Garrigues, Layla; Lees, Joanne.

In: Home Healthcare Nurse, Vol. 30, No. 7, 07.2012, p. 387-393.

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Wipfli, Bradley ; Olson, Ryan ; Wright, Robert R. ; Garrigues, Layla ; Lees, Joanne. / Characterizing hazards and injuries among home care workers. In: Home Healthcare Nurse. 2012 ; Vol. 30, No. 7. pp. 387-393.
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