2018 Volume 14 Issue 2 Pages 67-76
The purpose of this research is to clarify factors reducing the occupational stress of human service providers. An anonymous self-administered questionnaire survey using Job Stress Questionnaire was conducted. Subjects were 213 visiting nurses and 194 visiting caregivers in home-visit nursing stations and home-visit care facilities. The analysis revealed that both visiting nurses and visiting caregivers were good at controlling stress, the sustained positive attitude of working was associated with the control of stress, and factors relating to stress control differed by occupation. There have been few studies focusing on the good handling of stress control although there were several studies that examined their high stress level. This study regarded both visiting nurses and visiting caregivers as groups who were good at controlling their own stress and revealed factors affecting it, suggesting that it was significant not only for its demonstration of mind-body correlation but also for its findings of new aspects of both visiting nurses and visiting caregivers.