Evaluation of planning of nursing home by care Worker's physical load and psychological burden -Proposal of care work burden calculation program-

Masafumi Moteki, Natsuko Nagasawa, Hitoshi Watanabe, Maki Sutoh

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    Abstract

    This study aims to reduce nursing home's care work burden by planning method with the consideration of care worker's psychological burden and physical load. Using the results of behavior observation of care workers at seven existing nursing homes and the questionnaire data obtained from ninety-two care workers, care work burden calculation program considering psychological burden and physical load for the facility planning was developed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)499-504
    Number of pages6
    JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
    Volume15
    Issue number30
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun

    Keywords

    • Care work burden
    • Nursing home
    • Physical load
    • Psychological burden

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Building and Construction
    • Architecture

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