Workplace Assaults on Nursing Assistants in US Nursing Homes: A Multilevel Analysis
January 1, 2010
Drawing on data from the 2004 National Nursing Assistant Survey and National Nursing Home Survey, this study examines individual and organizational-level risk factors for injuries to nursing assistants caused by nursing home residents. The researchers found that 34 percent of nursing assistants had experienced physical injuries from residents in the previous year. Mandatory overtime and insufficient time to assist residents with activities of daily living were strongly associated with experiencing such injuries.