The Influence of Workplace Violence on Anger and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among Nurses
간호사의 직장폭력 경험에 따른 분노 및 외상 후 스트레스 장애

Hyeryeon Yi, Hyun-Sook Moon, Mee-Kyung Shin
2013 Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing  
Purpose: This study was done to identify the influence of workplace violence on anger and post traumatic stress disorder among nurses. Methods: The research design for this study was a descriptive survey design using a random sampling. Data collection was done using self-questionnaire with 477 nurses. The collected data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, x 2 -test and logistics regression. Results: The incidences of total violence, verbal, physical, and sexual violence were 31.2%, 28.7%,
more » ... were 31.2%, 28.7%, 6.3%, 3.6% of the nurses, respectively. Anger was significantly associated with verbal violence (OR: 2.34, CI: 1.40~3.91) and physical violence (OR:4.85 CI: 1.67~14.13). Post traumatic stress disorder was significantly associated with verbal violence (OR: 15.99, CI: 9.58~26.69) and physical violence (OR: 5.37, CI: 1.66~17.40). Conclusion: To promote psychological health in nurses, there is a need to develop prevention programs to decrease workplace violence and to develop programs supporting psychological aspects of verbal violence that nurses experience.
doi:10.5807/kjohn.2013.22.3.240 fatcat:ukruamlqovhavkic2vtbtkfjki