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Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
Home health aides' performance can help home health clients achieve quality of life. This quantitative, cross-sectional study examined which work-related factors of home health aides influence home health clients' quality of life. A socioecological perspective was used to understand influences on behaviors. Participants in this study were 400 home health clients who received services from home health agencies. A binary logistic model was used to determine the predictor variables of home health aides that contributed to home health clients' quality of life. Findings indicated that psychosocial skills were among the most predicted work-related performance of home health aides that lead to quality of life for home health clients. All independent variables (professional care; teaching clients about medication management, pain, and home safety; and social and communication skills) showed significance (p < .05). The implications of this study for positive social change include contributing evidence to support improving home health practices and informing policies, which might increase the quality of life for home health clients.