[Work-related stress risk assessment in a home care agency]

G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2012 Jul-Sep;34(3 Suppl):709-11.
[Article in Italian]


The workload, the quality of professional relationships and emotional involvement have a significant impact on distress and burnout in health care-workers; this impact has an hight variability among the different environments and different care facilities (hospital, erderly nursing homes, home care). The risk assessment of work-related stress performed in 2010 in a homecare agency highlighted organizational problems related to the content/context of work and risk factors for health and safety. High turn-over is evidenced as critical among the "sentinel events". The level of job-strain was moderate, even if some critical issues were evidenced especially in the group of physiotherapists; nurses were configured as a homogeneous group with a low level of job-strain. In informative meetings the workers identified the discomfort related to the time for transferring patients from their homes in a high-traffic metropolitan area was identified as the most critical aspect.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Health Personnel*
  • Home Care Agencies*
  • Humans
  • Occupational Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Risk Assessment
  • Stress, Psychological / epidemiology*