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Study Report

Study Number: QG-077-001-1-1-United States-NCHS-2007

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National home health aide survey (NHHAS), 2007.  [machine-readable data file] / The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)  [principal investigator(s)] / Rockville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: NHHAS

Date Accessioned: 5/27/2010

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Public-use data file, SAS, SPSS and Stata statement files are available from the study website,

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 5/27/2010

Documentation: Technical documentation and questionnaire are available from the study website,

Abstract: The National Home Health Aide Survey (NHHAS) was designed to provide national estimates of home health aides employed by agencies that provide home health and/or hospice care. NHHAS, a multistage probability sample survey, was conducted as a supplement to the 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey (NHHCS). Agencies providing home health and/or hospice care were sampled into NHHCS, and then up to six home health aides were sampled from eligible participating NHHCS agencies. Home health aides were considered eligible to participate in NHHAS if they were 1. directly employed by the sampled agency; and 2. provided assistance in activities of daily living (ADLs), including bathing, dressing, transferring, eating, and toileting. NHHAS was administered to aides during their nonworking hours by interviewers who used a computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) system to collect the data. The survey instrument included sections on recruitment, training, job history, family life, management and supervision, client relations, organizational commitment and job satisfaction, workplace environment, work-related injuries, and demographics. The NHHAS questionnaire was virtually identical to the survey instrument used in the 2004 National Nursing Assistant Survey of certified nursing assistants working in nursing homes, to permit comparisons of direct care workers across long-term care workplace settings. Minor changes were made to account for differences in workplace environment and responsibilities between home health aides and certified nursing assistants. A total of 3,377 interviews of aides working in agencies providing home health and/or hospice care were completed between September 2007 and April 2008.

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