|Document ID (ISN)||78291|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Burel A., Gonzales F., Baron R., Dewitte J.D.
||Housekeeping assistance: A little-known occupation
||Une profession méconnue: aide-ménagère [in French]|
||Oct. 2000, Vol.61, No.6, p.379-388. Illus. 4 ref.
||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.
||conditions of work; social workers; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; women; health hazards
||human relations; state of health; mental disorders; risk factors; questionnaire survey; job study; musculoskeletal diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations