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Work-related violence policy: a process evaluation.

Authors
Findorff-MJ; McGovern-PM; Sinclair-S
Source
AAOHN J 2005 Aug; 53(8):360-369
NIOSHTIC No.
20037468
Abstract
This study describes one employer's approach to evaluating employees' knowledge of a violence prevention policy and experience with work-related physical and non-physical violence. A cross-sectional design was used to collect data from a random sample of current and former employees of a Midwest health care organization via a specially designed mailed questionnaire and the employer's internal database. While 7% of employees reported experiencing physical violence in the workplace, almost half of all employees had experienced non-physical violence. Most employees were aware of the organization's violence policy; however, few reported violence or used organizational resources (e.g., employee health) following the violence. Employees experienced symptoms and productivity losses in association with both types of violence. Process evaluations are an effective means of evaluating whether violence policies are used as intended and can provide organizations with considerable information to make effective programmatic changes.
Keywords
Health-care-personnel; Health-surveys; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Medical-personnel; Men; Physical-reactions; Quantitative-analysis; Questionnaires; Statistical-analysis; Training; Traumatic-injuries; Women; Work-environment; Work-organization; Workplace-monitoring; Work-practices
CODEN
AAJOEP
Publication Date
20050801
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008434
Issue of Publication
8
ISSN
0891-0162
Source Name
AAOHN Journal - American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal
State
MN
Performing Organization
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
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