Surveillance of Morbidity in U.S. Home Health Aides

Surveillance of Morbidity in U.S. Home Health Aides

Surveillance of Morbidity in U.S. Home Health Aides

  • Description:  Using data from the U.S. National Home Health Aide (NHHA) survey, we are comparing differences in self-reported back injuries by racial/ethnic home health aide subgroups. In addition, we are assessing the relationship between physical or psychosocial factors associated with report of back injuries among home health aides. Lastly, we are estimating the prevalence of receipt of flu vaccination among home health aides.
  • Study Period:  2012-2014
  • Funding:  National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) grant T32 AR055885 (PI: Katz) to the Clinical Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Education and Training (COMET) Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health (Trainee: Caban-Martinez)
  • Research Team:  Alberto Caban-Martinez (PI), Silje Reme (Co-Investigator), Anna Arlinghaus (Co-Investigator) and Miguel Marino (Co-Investigator)