Author(s): Wada K, Suehiro Y, Wada K, Suehiro Y
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Abstract The aim of this study was to determine if patient-to-staff violence is associated with staff-to-staff violence and patient-to-patient violence among nurses and patient service clerks. A survey was conducted using an anonymous questionnaire for attendees of a lecture on antiviolence in health care institutions. Patient-to-staff verbal violence was associated with staff-to-staff verbal violence (odds ratio [OR] = 1.43; 95\% confidence interval [CI]: 1.16-1.66). Patient-to-staff physical violence was associated with staff-to-staff physical violence (OR = 7.80; 95\% CI: 1.86-13.5) and patient-to-patient verbal violence (OR = 2.69; 95\% CI: 1.18-5.42). Patient-to-staff sexual harassment was associated with staff-to-staff sexual harassment (OR = 6.55; 95\% CI: 3.59-8.91) and patient-to-patient verbal violence (OR = 2.96; 95\% CI: 1.44-5.17). Staff who had experienced patient-to-staff violence were likely to have experienced violence by other staff and to have witnessed or reported violence among patients.
This article was published in Arch Environ Occup Health
and referenced in Advanced Practices in Nursing