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Document ID (ISN)108814
CIS number 08-1480
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nachreiner N.M., Gerberich S.G., Ryan A.D., McGovern P.M.
Title Minnesota nurses' study: Perceptions of violence and the work environment
Bibliographic information Oct. 2007, Vol.45, No.5, p.672-678. Illus. 29 ref.
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Abstract A sample of 6,300 randomly-selected nurses (consisting of 96% women) in the state of Minnesota (USA) was surveyed on their experience with work-related violence in the previous year. Differences in perceptions of the work environment and work culture were assessed, based on a nested case-control study, comparing nurses who experienced assault to non-assaulted nurses. Annual rates of physical and non-physical assault, per 100 nurses, were 13.2 and 38.8 respectively. Nurses frequently experienced work-related violence; the perceptions of the work environment differed between nurses who had experienced physical assault and those who had not. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Minnesota; work organization; conditions of work; violence; risk factors; women; nursing personnel
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; USA; frequency rates; questionnaire survey; case-control study; psychology of work organization
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Violence and terrorism
Health care services