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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(11), 2812-2821; doi:10.3390/ijerph6112812
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Incidence and Risk Factors of Workplace Violence on Nursing Staffs Caring for Chronic Psychiatric Patients in Taiwan

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Received: 17 September 2009; Accepted: 10 November 2009 / Published: 12 November 2009
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Abstract: This one-year follow-up study determined the incidence and risk factors of workplace violence against nursing staff in a psychiatric hospital. The cohort members had a website to report events whenever they came across violence. A total of 971 events were reported. The incidence rates of physical violence, verbal abuse, bullying/mobbing, sexual harassment, and racial harassment were 1.7, 3.7, 0.2, 0.3, and 0 per staff-year, respectively. Young age, female sex, lower education, shorter duration of employment, and high level of anxiety of staff seemed to be the determinants of violence. Pre-placement education should focus on these staff to reduce workplace violence.
Keywords: workplace violence; incidence; nursing staff; risk factor; psychiatry workplace violence; incidence; nursing staff; risk factor; psychiatry
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Chen, W.-C.; Sun, Y.-H.; Lan, T.-H.; Chiu, H.-J. Incidence and Risk Factors of Workplace Violence on Nursing Staffs Caring for Chronic Psychiatric Patients in Taiwan. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 2812-2821.

AMA Style

Chen W-C, Sun Y-H, Lan T-H, Chiu H-J. Incidence and Risk Factors of Workplace Violence on Nursing Staffs Caring for Chronic Psychiatric Patients in Taiwan. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2009; 6(11):2812-2821.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Chen, Wen-Ching; Sun, Yu-Hua; Lan, Tsuo-Hung; Chiu, Hsien-Jane. 2009. "Incidence and Risk Factors of Workplace Violence on Nursing Staffs Caring for Chronic Psychiatric Patients in Taiwan." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 6, no. 11: 2812-2821.


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