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Document ID (ISN)78291
CIS number 02-243
ISSN - Serial title 1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Burel A., Gonzales F., Baron R., Dewitte J.D.
Title Housekeeping assistance: A little-known occupation
Original title Une profession méconnue: aide-ménagère [in French]
Bibliographic information Oct. 2000, Vol.61, No.6, p.379-388. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Whereas publications have already been devoted to the occupation of nursing auxiliary, far less attention has been paid to that of domestic helpers. A study was undertaken to describe the working conditions, and the prevalence of bone and joint disorders and/or psychological problems among domestic helpers. The survey was conducted within the framework of a domestic helpers' association in the area around the French city of Brest. It also focussed on persons benefitting from domestic help. From the results of the survey, some preventive approaches are proposed in order to avoid difficult situations arising from the sometimes very close bonds between the women who work as domestic helpers and the persons in their care.
Descriptors (primary) conditions of work; social workers; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; women; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; state of health; mental disorders; risk factors; questionnaire survey; job study; musculoskeletal diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Domestic workers