Aggression and violence towards staff working with older patients

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Aggression and violence towards staff working with older patients. / Mullan, Barbara; Badger, Frances.

In: Nursing Standard, Vol. 21, No. 27, 01.03.2007, p. 35-38.

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title = "Aggression and violence towards staff working with older patients",
abstract = "AIM: To investigate the incidence of violence and aggression towards staff working in elderly care wards and to consider the factors that influence the risk of experiencing such an incident. METHOD: Questionnaires were administered to 287 nursing and therapy staff within a community health NHS trust in the West Midlands. A response rate of 34% (96) was achieved. RESULTS: Fifty one per cent (49) of staff had experienced an incident of violence or aggression. There was a significant difference between the probability of experiencing violence and the occupation of the participant (chi2 = 0.035), with 65% (31 of 48) of nurses having experienced an incident, compared to only 42% (10 of 24) of occupational therapists and 27% (4 of 15) of physiotherapists. CONCLUSION: This study should be replicated in a wider geographical area and apparent anomalies in frequency of assault by occupation need to be considered in future research.",
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N2 - AIM: To investigate the incidence of violence and aggression towards staff working in elderly care wards and to consider the factors that influence the risk of experiencing such an incident. METHOD: Questionnaires were administered to 287 nursing and therapy staff within a community health NHS trust in the West Midlands. A response rate of 34% (96) was achieved. RESULTS: Fifty one per cent (49) of staff had experienced an incident of violence or aggression. There was a significant difference between the probability of experiencing violence and the occupation of the participant (chi2 = 0.035), with 65% (31 of 48) of nurses having experienced an incident, compared to only 42% (10 of 24) of occupational therapists and 27% (4 of 15) of physiotherapists. CONCLUSION: This study should be replicated in a wider geographical area and apparent anomalies in frequency of assault by occupation need to be considered in future research.

AB - AIM: To investigate the incidence of violence and aggression towards staff working in elderly care wards and to consider the factors that influence the risk of experiencing such an incident. METHOD: Questionnaires were administered to 287 nursing and therapy staff within a community health NHS trust in the West Midlands. A response rate of 34% (96) was achieved. RESULTS: Fifty one per cent (49) of staff had experienced an incident of violence or aggression. There was a significant difference between the probability of experiencing violence and the occupation of the participant (chi2 = 0.035), with 65% (31 of 48) of nurses having experienced an incident, compared to only 42% (10 of 24) of occupational therapists and 27% (4 of 15) of physiotherapists. CONCLUSION: This study should be replicated in a wider geographical area and apparent anomalies in frequency of assault by occupation need to be considered in future research.

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