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Prevalence of Workplace Violence Against Health-Care Professionals in China: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis of Observational Surveys.
Lu L1; Dong M1; Wang SB2; Zhang L3,4,5; Ng CH6; Ungvari GS7,8; Li J9,10; Xiang YT1
2018
Source PublicationTrauma Violence Abuse
ISSN1524-8380
Abstract

BACKGROUND:

In China, workplace violence (WPV) toward health-care professionals has been a major concern, but no meta-analysis on this topic has been published. This study is a meta-analysis of the pooled prevalence of WPV against health-care professionals in China and its associated risk factors.

METHOD:

English- (PubMed, PsycINFO, and Embase) and Chinese-language (Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, WanFang, and SinoMed) databases were systematically searched. Data on the prevalence of WPV and the subtypes of violence experienced by health-care professionals in China were extracted and pooled using random-effects models.

FINDINGS:

A total of 47 studies covering 81,771 health-care professionals were included in the analyses. The overall prevalence of WPV from 44 studies with available data was 62.4% (95% confidence interval [CI] = [59.4%, 65.5%]). The estimated prevalence of physical violence, psychological violence, verbal abuse, threats, and sexual harassment were 13.7% (95% CI [12.2%, 15.1%]), 50.8% (95% CI [46.2%, 55.5%]), 61.2% (95% CI [55.1%, 67.4%]), 39.4% (95% CI [33.4%, 45.4%]), and 6.3% (95% CI [5.3%, 7.4%]), respectively. Males were more likely to experience WPV than females.

INTERPRETATION:

WPV against health-care professionals appears to be a significant issue in China. Relevant policies and procedures related to WPV should be developed. Staff should be provided with adequate training, education, and support to implement violence management policies to ensure safety at the workplace.

KeywordChina Workplace Violence Meta-analysis Health-care Professionals
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1524838018774429
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Language英语
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CollectionFaculty of Health Sciences
Affiliation1.Unit of Psychiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau, Taipa, Macao, China.
2.Guangdong Mental Health Center, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong, China.
3.The National Clinical Research Center for Mental Disorders, Beijing Anding Hospital, Beijing, China.
4.Center of Depression, Beijing Institute for Brain Disorders, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
5.Mood Disorders Center, Beijing Anding Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
6.Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
7.Graylands Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
8.University Notre Dame Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
9.State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.
10.IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Health Sciences
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Lu L,Dong M,Wang SB,et al. Prevalence of Workplace Violence Against Health-Care Professionals in China: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis of Observational Surveys.[J]. Trauma Violence Abuse,2018.
APA Lu L.,Dong M.,Wang SB.,Zhang L.,Ng CH.,...&Xiang YT.(2018).Prevalence of Workplace Violence Against Health-Care Professionals in China: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis of Observational Surveys..Trauma Violence Abuse.
MLA Lu L,et al."Prevalence of Workplace Violence Against Health-Care Professionals in China: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis of Observational Surveys.".Trauma Violence Abuse (2018).
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