Safety and health support for home care workers

The COMPASS randomized controlled trial

Ryan Olson, Sharon V. Thompson, Diane Elliot, Jennifer A. Hess, Kristy Luther Rhoten, Kelsey N. Parker, Robert R. Wright, Bradley Wipfli, Katrina M. Bettencourt, Annie Buckmaster, Miguel Marino

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Abstract

Objectives. To determine the effectiveness of the Community of Practice And Safety Support (COMPASS) Total Worker Health intervention for home care workers. Methods. We randomized 16 clusters of workers (n = 149) to intervention or usual practice control conditions. The 12-month intervention was scripted and peer-led, and involved education on safety, health, and well-being; goal setting and self-monitoring; and structured social support. We collected measures at baseline, 6 months, and 12 months, which included workers' experienced community of practice (i.e., people engaged in a common activity who interact regularly for shared learning and improvement). Implementation occurred during 2013 and 2014 in Oregon. Results. In an intent-to-treat analysis, relative to control, the intervention produced significant and sustained improvements in workers' experienced community of practice. Additional significant improvements included the use of ergonomic tools or techniques for physical work, safety communication with consumer-employers, hazard correction in homes, fruit and vegetable consumption, lost work days because of injury, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and grip strength. Consumer-employers' reports of caregiver safety behaviors also significantly improved. Conclusions. COMPASS was effective for improving home care workers' social resources and simultaneously impacted both safety and health factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1823-1832
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume106
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

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Home Care Services
Randomized Controlled Trials
Safety
Health
Human Engineering
Hand Strength
Social Support
Vegetables
HDL Cholesterol
Caregivers
Fruit
Communication
Learning
Education
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Safety and health support for home care workers : The COMPASS randomized controlled trial. / Olson, Ryan; Thompson, Sharon V.; Elliot, Diane; Hess, Jennifer A.; Rhoten, Kristy Luther; Parker, Kelsey N.; Wright, Robert R.; Wipfli, Bradley; Bettencourt, Katrina M.; Buckmaster, Annie; Marino, Miguel.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 106, No. 10, 01.10.2016, p. 1823-1832.

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Olson, R, Thompson, SV, Elliot, D, Hess, JA, Rhoten, KL, Parker, KN, Wright, RR, Wipfli, B, Bettencourt, KM, Buckmaster, A & Marino, M 2016, 'Safety and health support for home care workers: The COMPASS randomized controlled trial', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 106, no. 10, pp. 1823-1832. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303327
Olson, Ryan ; Thompson, Sharon V. ; Elliot, Diane ; Hess, Jennifer A. ; Rhoten, Kristy Luther ; Parker, Kelsey N. ; Wright, Robert R. ; Wipfli, Bradley ; Bettencourt, Katrina M. ; Buckmaster, Annie ; Marino, Miguel. / Safety and health support for home care workers : The COMPASS randomized controlled trial. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2016 ; Vol. 106, No. 10. pp. 1823-1832.
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