Hotel housekeeping work influences on hypertension management†
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume 56, Issue 12, pages 1402–1413, December 2013
How to Cite
Sanon, M.-A. (2013), Hotel housekeeping work influences on hypertension management. Am. J. Ind. Med., 56: 1402–1413. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22209
Disclosure Statement: The authors report no conflicts of interests.
- Issue published online: 8 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 17 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 APR 2013
- Psi-Chapter-at-Large of Sigma Theta Tau
- The International Nursing Honor Society
- University of Washington
- hotel housekeeping;
- hypertension management;
- work influences;
- Haitian immigrants
Characteristics of hotel housekeeping work increase the risk for hypertension development. Little is known about the influences of such work on hypertension management.
For this qualitative study, 27 Haitian immigrant hotel housekeepers from Miami-Dade County, FL were interviewed. Interview transcripts were analyzed with the assistance of the Atlas.ti software for code and theme identification.
Influences of hotel housekeeping work on hypertension management arose both at the individual and system levels. Factors at the individual level included co-worker dynamics and maintenance of transmigrant life. Factors at the system level included supervisory support, workload, work pace, and work hiring practices. No positive influences were reported for workload and hiring practices.
Workplace interventions may be beneficial for effective hypertension management among hotel housekeepers. These work influences must be considered when determining effective methods for hypertension management among hotel housekeepers. Am. J. Ind. Med. 56:1402–1413. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.