Home Care Aides' Experiences of Verbal Abuse A Survey of Characteristics and Risk Factors
Karlsson, N., Markkanen, P., Kriebel, D., et al. (2019). Home Care Aides' Experiences of Verbal Abuse: A Survey of Characteristics and Risk Factors. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 76(7): 448-454.
The authors reviewed survey data from 954 home healthcare aids and found that risk factors for verbal abuse include working with clients with dementia and working in homes with limited physical space. They also found that those who reported verbal abuse were 11 times as likely to report physical abuse.