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Korean J Women Health Nurs. 2004 Sep;10(3):261-265. Korean.
Published online Sep 30, 2004.
Copyright © 2004 Korean Academy of Women's Health Nursing
Direct Care Stress and Job Satisfaction in Home Care Nurses
Hee-Seung Kim,1 So-Young You,2 Myung-Ja Kim,1 and Chai-Soon Park1
1College of Nursing, The Catholic University, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Dong-U College, Korea.

Address reprint requests to: You, So-Young (Corresponding Author). Instructor, Department of Nursing, Dong-U College, 244 NoHak-Dong, Sokcho city, KangWon-Do 217-711, Korea. Tel: +82-33-639-0689, Email:
Received Aug 05, 2004; Accepted Sep 06, 2004.



This study was aimed to investigate direct care stress and job satisfaction in home care nurses.


Subjects were 139 home care nurses of hospitals in urban cities. Data was collected by a self report questionnaire. Direct care stress was measured by Community Health Nurses Perceptions of Work-Related Stressors Questionnaire. Job satisfaction was measured by a visual analogue scale.


The average score of direct care stress was 60.4. There were significantly high direct care stress in those who had less than that 3 years experience than in their counterparts. The average score of job satisfaction was 79.5. There were significant high job satisfaction in those who willingly chose to work. Direct care stress negatively correlated with the length of office experience of the home care nurse.


A direct care educational program should be developed for those who have less than 3 years experience to decrease their stress level.

Keywords: Home care nurse; Direct care stress; Job satisfaction