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Assessment of Exposure to Physical and Non-Physical Violence in Physical Therapy.


PB2014109127

Publication Date 2013
Personal Author Chang, C. H.
Page Count 9
Abstract Healthcare professionals have long been considered as a population vulnerable to workplace violence. The purpose of this project was to assess the causes and effects of physical therapists' exposure to physical and nonphysical violence by understanding the exposure experiences, and identifying intervention needs from physical therapists. To this end, a specific incident approach was used to collect qualitative data as very little is known about the exposure experiences of physical therapists. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 96 physical therapists from a variety of settings (acute care, out- and in-patient rehabilitation, pediatrics, geriatrics, and home health). The majority (95%) of the participants have experienced at least one incident of physical or non-physical violence committed against them in the past 12 months.
Keywords
  • Violence
  • Work environment
  • Occupational expousre
  • Health care personnel
  • Assessments
  • Health care services
  • Medical personnel
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Physical therapy
  • Statistical data
  • Workplace violence
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 92C - Social Concerns
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 44 - Health Care
Corporate Authors University of South Florida, Tampa.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 201426
Assessment of Exposure to Physical and Non-Physical Violence in Physical Therapy.
Assessment of Exposure to Physical and Non-Physical Violence in Physical Therapy.
PB2014109127

  • Violence
  • Work environment
  • Occupational expousre
  • Health care personnel
  • Assessments
  • Health care services
  • Medical personnel
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Physical therapy
  • Statistical data
  • Workplace violence
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 92C - Social Concerns
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 44 - Health Care
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