Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2016, Page: 65-71
Relation Between Stress and Lifestyle for Care Workers
Yukiko Kawano, Research Organization for University-Community Collaboration, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan
Shinichi Demura, Graduate School of Natural Science & Technology, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Yoshiharu Tanaka, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Research Organization for Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan
Yoshimasa Matsuura, Research Organization for University-Community Collaboration, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan
Received: Jan. 27, 2016;       Accepted: Feb. 10, 2016;       Published: Feb. 26, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.20160401.19      View  2938      Downloads  49
Abstract
This study examined the possible relations between work-related stress and the lifestyle of care workers. A questionnaire regarding occupational stress and lifestyle on care labor was administrated to 507 (119 males and 388 females) care workers. Regardless of a difference in gender, generation, the care environment (care home and home visit), and the employment form (full-time and part-time), many care workers experienced occupational stress. Care workers with more work experience tended to have higher levels of stress than inexperienced workers, and certified care workers had more stress than visiting care for persons with severe disabilities. No relation was observed between stress and lifestyle of the care workers. In conclusion, in the case of care workers, their stress may not be influenced by lifestyle, even if the difference in occupational stress was found through the difference in years of experience and qualifications.
Keywords
Care Worker, Stress, Lifestyle, Stress Survey
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Yukiko Kawano, Shinichi Demura, Yoshiharu Tanaka, Yoshimasa Matsuura, Relation Between Stress and Lifestyle for Care Workers, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2016, pp. 65-71. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20160401.19
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