Clinical Study

Occupation-Related Stress Of Home Healthcare Workers And Ambient Pollution Exposures

Posted Date: Feb 14, 2023

  • Investigator: Thomas Gerding
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  • Type of Study: Observational/Survey

The purpose of this research study is to investigate daily work-related stressors experienced by a population of home healthcare workers and to correlate these with changes in salivary cortisol levels through self-administered sampling. This will expand upon a recently concluded pilot level research project which validated this sampling methodology. Cortisol is a hormone that is released in the body when one feels stressed. Lastly, cortisol levels will be compared to exposures of ambient airborne pollution through the use of personal air monitors.

Criteria:

Participants Need To Work In A Home Health Format Of Some Kind, Can Not Use Nicotine Or Thc Products For The Duration Of The Week Of Participation, And Can Not Have Any Disease Or Disorder Affecting The Hpa Axis (I.E., Cushing's Syndrome Or Severe Depression).

Keywords:

Occupational Stress, Cortisol, Stress

For More Information:

Thomas Gerding
8594461905
gerdintr@mail.uc.edu


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