The incidence and risk factors of workplace violence towards female nurses reported via internet in an acute psychiatric hospital

Wen Ching Chen, Chuan Ju Huang, Chiao Chicy Chen, Jung Der Wang

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Abstract

The authors conducted a prospective follow-up study to explore incidence and risk factors related to workplace violence towards nurses. Seventy-seven volunteers were recruited to complete a baseline questionnaire. Participants then used a designated Web site to report violent incidents they encountered during a 6-month period. A generalized estimating equation was used for data analysis. A total of 74 members completed the study; 456 events were reported. The incidence rates of various types of violence are reported in this paper. Risk factors for violence included short duration of employment, marital status, and a high level of anxiety. Strategies to reduce future violence from psychiatric patients include preplacement education that targets this high-risk group of nurses and efforts to reduce the staff anxiety levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-106
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Environmental and Occupational Health
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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