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Determinants of Occupational Injury for US Home Health Aides Reporting One or More Work-Related Injuries

Journal Article
September 1, 2018

This study analyzes data from the 2007 National Home Health Aide Survey to explore how the work environment and economic factors affect the likelihood of work-related injury risk among home health aides (HHAs).

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Key Takeaways

Injury risk was decreased in HHAs who did not consistently care for the same patients.
HHAs who do not need assistive devices are less likely to get injured at work.
More research is needed to identify the causes of HHA work-related injuries.
 
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