Demands on the Job or Outside Pressure from Your Family: Which Is a Greater Cause of Workplace Stress?

July 26, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​Increasing a nursing home aide's control over his or her job and decreasing workplace demands had the greatest impact on reducing perceived stress among nursing home aides, according to a recent study in BMC Health Services Research funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The authors conducted a computer simulation using system dynamics modeling, a method for researching complex relationships. The simulation depicted an interactive relationship between worker stress and specific workplace conditions.

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