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Associations of workplace aggression with work-related well-being among nurses in the Philippines.

Authors
Fujishiro-K; Gee-GC; de Castro-AB
Source
Am J Publ Health 2011 May; 101(5):861-867
NIOSHTIC No.
20037960
Abstract
Objectives. We examined whether workplace aggression was associated with self-rated health and work-related injury and illness among nurses in the Philippines. Methods. Our data came from a cross-sectional survey of nurses (n=687) in the Philippines. We assessed the associations of self-reported physical assault and verbal abuse with self-rated health, work-related injury and illness, and missed workdays with Poisson regression. Control variables included demographic and work characteristics (e.g., hours worked, work setting, shift). Results. Verbal abuse was associated with poor general health (prevalence ratio [PR]=1.94; 95% confidence interval [CI]=1.09, 3.45). Both physical assault and verbal abuse were associated with work-related injury (PR=1.48; 95% CI=1.00, 2.20; PR=1.72; 95% CI=1.34, 2.23, respectively) and work-related illness (PR=1.46; 95% CI=0.99, 2.15; PR=1.68; 95% CI=1.32, 2.14, respectively) after demographic and work characteristics were accounted for in the model. In addition, physical assault was associated with missed workdays (PR=1.56; 95% CI=1.02, 2.33). Conclusions. Workplace aggression was associated with increased risks of poor general health and adverse work-related health outcomes among nurses in the Philippines.
Keywords
Nurses; Nursing; Health-care; Health-care-personnel; Injuries; Health-surveys; Lost-work-days; Mathematical-models; Statistical-analysis; Demographic-characteristics; Work-intervals; Worker-health; Medical-personnel; Behavior-patterns; Psychological-factors; Author Keywords: Health Professionals; Injury/Emergency Care/Violence; Occupational Health; Asians
Contact
Kaori Fujishiro, PhD, DSHEFS, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Pkwy (R-15), Cincinnati, OH 45226
CODEN
AJHEAA
Publication Date
20110501
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
kfujishiro@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0090-0036
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Manufacturing
Source Name
American Journal of Public Health
State
OH; CA; WA
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