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Workplace violence status, vulnerable and preventive factors among nurses working in psychiatric wards
M Fallahi Khoshknab , Z Tamizi, N Ghazanfari
Department of Nursing, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran. (Corresponding author) , msflir@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Workplace violence is one of the issues that nurses face in clinical practice, which needs to be studied. One of the most eventful clinical environments is a psychiatric ward. The aim of this study was to determine workplace violence status, vulnerable and preventive factors among nurses working in psychiatric wards.

 

Materials  and Methods: In this study, 183 nurses were selected from psychiatric wards in Razi Psychiatric Center in Tehran, by simple random sampling. Data gathered with "International Workplace Violence Questionnaire". The questionnaire contains 4 subscales, physical, mental, sexual and rational violence and three open ended questions. Content and face validity were measured by opinion of experts and reliability was confirmed by test-retest (r=0.73).Data analyzed with descriptive statistics methods by SPSS/18.

 

Findings: Prevalence of workplace violence was 71% in one year period. Physical and psychological violence, respectively, with a frequency of 4.93% and 6.71%, respectively racial and sexual violence, respectively, with a frequency of 1.19%, and 5.5% lower than subjects who had suffered violence. Majority of samples’ reaction (39.9%) was to calm the aggressive person. Furthermore, most of them (61.2%) supposed that providing educational course of violence control and 59.6% thought that providing a management system to report control is necessary.

 

Conclusion: Psychiatric nurses permanently exposed to a variety of physical and verbal violence. Providing function for prevention is suggested.

 
Keywords: Workplace violence, Nursing, Psychiatric nurse, psychiatric ward.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: health services management
Received: 2013/05/29 | Accepted: 2013/06/17 | Published: 2013/06/17
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Fallahi Khoshknab M, Tamizi Z, Ghazanfari N. Workplace violence status, vulnerable and preventive factors among nurses working in psychiatric wards. JHPM. 2013; 2 (3) :7-16
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