Safety and health management of caregivers of persons with severe disabilities
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- ジュウド ホウモンカイゴ ニ オケル ヘルパー ノ アンゼン ・ ケンコウ カンリ ニ カンスル ケンキュウ
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The aims of the present study were to identify the risks to caregivers during nursing care of persons with severe disabilities and to examine preventive methods and countermeasures. We conducted an interview and an online survey questionnaire with caregivers in institutions that provide visiting nursing care to persons with severe disabilities. A total of 83.3% of the respondents replied that they believed it to be the [risk of infection] while 87.3% of the respondents indicated the [risk of lower back pain]. Regarding the [risk of infection], many caregivers did not undergo vaccination due to the cost. Future research should examine the government financial support systems for covering the cost of vaccinations for caregivers. Regarding the [risk of lower back pain], many caregivers were taking countermeasures independently. Although the government conducts training for caregivers providing visiting nursing care to persons with severe disabilities as a countermeasure against such problems, it is necessary that the content and composition of this training reflect the results of the present study.
- Japanese Journal of Severe Motor and Intellectual Disabilities
Japanese Journal of Severe Motor and Intellectual Disabilities 45 (3), 349-358, 2020
Japanese Society on Severe Motor and Intellectual Disabilities