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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(11), 2812-2821; doi:10.3390/ijerph6112812

Incidence and Risk Factors of Workplace Violence on Nursing Staffs Caring for Chronic Psychiatric Patients in Taiwan

Yuli Hospital, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Taiwan / No.448, Jhonghua Rd., Yuli Township, Hualien County 981, Taiwan
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Received: 17 September 2009 / Accepted: 10 November 2009 / Published: 12 November 2009
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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. View Full-Text
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.

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