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Relationships of stressors, strain, and anger to caregiver assaults.

Authors
Gates-D; Fitzwater-E; Succop-P
Source
Issues Ment Health Nurs 2003 Dec; 24(8):775-793
NIOSHTIC No.
20024307
Abstract
Nursing assistants (NAs) working in nursing homes are at risk for nonfatal workplace violence. The aims of this study were to describe the context in which assaults occur and to identify characteristics of the NAs related to the incidence of assaults. One hundred and thirty eight subjects participated. NAs completed a demographic and employment survey, the Occupational Stress Inventory and the State Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2, and recorded information on an Assault Log for 80 hours of work. The mean number of assaults per NA was 4.69 (range 0-67). Significant relationships were found among incidence of assaults and staffing ratios, age, occupational strain, occupational role stressors, and anger. Results provide new and useful information when planning violence prevention programs for caregivers in nursing homes.
Keywords
Nurses; Nursing; Health-care; Health-care-personnel; Health-care-facilities; Occupational-hazards; Injury-prevention; Injuries; Worker-health; Work-environment; Demographic-characteristics; Age-factors; Stress
Contact
Donna Gates, University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, 212 Proctor Hall M.L. 0038, Cincinnati, OH 45211-0038, USA
CODEN
IHNUDT
Publication Date
20031201
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
donna.gates@uc.edu
Funding Amount
405049
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-004037
Issue of Publication
8
ISSN
0161-2840
Source Name
Issues in Mental Health Nursing
State
OH
Performing Organization
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
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