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Amini R, Mohammadi N, Karaji F, Tapak L. Frequency of the Type of Workplace Violence Against Hamadan Medical Emergency Technicians and Its Relationship with Individual and Occupational Variables, 2018. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care. 2020; 27 (6) :381-393
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1- Chronic Diseases (Home Care) Research Center, and Community Health Nursing Department, Nursing & Midwifery Faculty”, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2- MSc Student of Community Health Nursing Department, Nursing & Midwifery Faculty, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences Hamadan, Iran , fardin.karaji.2@gmail.com
3- Biostatistic Department, Public Health Faculty, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
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Introduction: Medical emergency technicians are more likely to be exposed to workplace violence because of exposure to emergency situations. This study seems to be necessary because of the physical and psychological effects of the violence. Therefore, the present study aimed to determine the frequency of type of workplace violence against medical emergency technicians of Hamadan province and its relation with individual variables.
Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in 2018 on 137 employees of Hamadan medical emergency centers. Sampling was performed using a stratified random sampling method. Data was gathered by a questionnaire on workplace violence (the International Labor Office, the World Health Organization and the International Nursing Council). Questionnaire completion method was self-explanatory. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS 16 and descriptive and analytic methods.
Results: Psychological violence (72.2%), Physical violence (22.6%), racial and religious harassment (4.5%) and sexual harassment (0.7%) were the most prevalent type of violence, respectively. There was a significant relationship between job status and workplace violence (P<0.05). Marital status, educational level, employment status, type of job shift, employment, direct contact with patients / injured, specific drug use and disease, participation in a training course, experiencing a personal crisis during the last six months, was not related to workplace violence (P<0.05).
Conclusion: There was a high prevalence of psychological violence against the staff; therefore, planners must identify the related factors in order to plan for preventing these violations.

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There was a high prevalence of psychological violence against the staff; therefore, planners must identify the related factors in order to plan for preventing these violations.


Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2019/01/16 | Accepted: 2019/03/11 | Published: 2019/03/27

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