Protecting workers in the home care industry: workers’ experienced job demands, resource gaps, and benefits following a socially supportive intervention

Linda Mabry, Kelsey N. Parker, Sharon V. Thompson, Katrina M. Bettencourt, Afsara Haque, Kristy Luther Rhoten, Rob R. Wright, Jennifer A. Hess, Ryan Olson

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Abstract

The Community of Practice and Safety Support (COMPASS) program is a peer-led group intervention for home care workers. In a randomized controlled trial, COMPASS significantly improved workers’ professional support networks and safety and health behaviors. However, quantitative findings failed to capture workers’ complex emotional, physical, and social experiences with job demands, resource limitations, and the intervention itself. Therefore, we conducted qualitative follow-up interviews with a sample of participants (n = 28) in the program. Results provided examples of unique physical and psychological demands, revealed stressful resource limitations (e.g., safety equipment access), and elucidated COMPASS’s role as a valuable resource.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalHome Health Care Services Quarterly
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StateAccepted/In press - May 16 2018

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Health Behavior
Randomized Controlled Trials
Interviews
Psychology

Keywords

  • Caregiving work issues
  • health promotion
  • home care
  • job demands
  • resources
  • safety
  • social support
  • well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Protecting workers in the home care industry : workers’ experienced job demands, resource gaps, and benefits following a socially supportive intervention. / Mabry, Linda; Parker, Kelsey N.; Thompson, Sharon V.; Bettencourt, Katrina M.; Haque, Afsara; Luther Rhoten, Kristy; Wright, Rob R.; Hess, Jennifer A.; Olson, Ryan.

In: Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 16.05.2018, p. 1-18.

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Mabry, Linda ; Parker, Kelsey N. ; Thompson, Sharon V. ; Bettencourt, Katrina M. ; Haque, Afsara ; Luther Rhoten, Kristy ; Wright, Rob R. ; Hess, Jennifer A. ; Olson, Ryan. / Protecting workers in the home care industry : workers’ experienced job demands, resource gaps, and benefits following a socially supportive intervention. In: Home Health Care Services Quarterly. 2018 ; pp. 1-18.
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