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Journal:   JOURNAL OF HEALTH PROMOTION MANAGEMENT (JHPM)   MAY-JUNE 2016 , Volume 5 , Number 3 (19); Page(s) 69 To 80.
 
Paper: 

NURSE'S KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE TOWARD WORKPLACE VIOLENCE IN HOSPITALS OF ISFAHAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

 
 
Author(s):  MOEINI Z., FALLAHI KHOSHKNAB M.*, HOSSAINI M.A., DALVANDI A.
 
* NURSING DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND REHABILITATION SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Nurses’ knowledge and attitude to workplace violence could determine their performance to control violence. The aim of present study was to determine nurses’ knowledge, attitude and performance toward workplace violence in selected hospitals in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences during 2014-2015.
Materials & Methods: In this descriptive study, 242 nurses in selected hospitals of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences were participated by multistage random sampling method. In order to collect data, a researcher "Nurse's Knowledge, Attitude and Practice toward Workplace Violence Questionnaire” was used. The validity of questionnaire was assessed in the form of quantitative through content validity using the opinions of 10 professors and faculty members of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Reliability of the questionnaire was assessed using Cronbach's Alpha, Kuder-Richardson and Test-Retest. To analyze the data, SPSS/21 was used.
Findings: The mean score of knowledge and attitude of nurses was 52.25 and 37.77. In total, 97.9 percent of them had high knowledge of workplace violence and the attitude toward workplace violence was negative for all of the nurses. Reactions such as notifying the security with weighted average of 4.56, inviting the offender to calmness and to pretend that this never happened with weighted average of 3.99 were reported by nurses. There was statistically significant difference in the mean of attitude of nurse in different ward (P=0.001) (P
£ 0.05).

 
Keyword(s): KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, PRACTICE, NURSE, WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
 
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