The Prevalence of Workplace Violence against Nurses in Healthcare Facilities and its Associated Factors in a Selected Area of Dhaka.

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Muhammad Imamuzzaman
Kanji Fatema Mukta
Mahmuda Ansari
Sanjida Rahman

Abstract

Background: Workplace violence in healthcare settings is a growing concern internationally, particularly affecting nurses due to their frontline role in patient care. The escalating instances of such violence compromise not only the well-being of healthcare workers but also the quality of care provided to patients.


Objective: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and factors associated with workplace violence against nurses in selected healthcare facilities in Dhaka and to assess the impact of such violence on the nursing workforce.


Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study design was employed, with a sample size of 507 nurses chosen through random sampling from various healthcare facilities in Dhaka. Data were collected via face-to-face interviews using a pretested interview schedule, following which the respondents’ verbal consent was obtained. Ethical considerations were addressed in line with the Helsinki Declaration, ensuring confidentiality and voluntary participation. Data analysis was conducted using SPSS version 25.0, utilizing descriptive and inferential statistics, including frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and the Chi-Square test.


Results: The majority of respondents (55.8%) were below 30 years, with a mean age of 32.7 ± 8.5 years. Females comprised 91.1% of the sample. A significant 51.9% had encountered workplace violence, with verbal abuse being the most prevalent at 33.9%. The emergency department was the most common setting for violence (40.3%). Notably, 88.2% of nurses had received training on workplace safety.


Conclusion: The study concludes that workplace violence against nurses is a significant issue in healthcare facilities in Dhaka, with a high prevalence of verbal abuse. The findings suggest the need for targeted interventions to enhance workplace safety and improve healthcare delivery.

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Imamuzzaman, M., Mukta, K. F., Ansari, M., & Rahman, S. (2024). The Prevalence of Workplace Violence against Nurses in Healthcare Facilities and its Associated Factors in a Selected Area of Dhaka. Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research, 4(1), 1175–1179. https://doi.org/10.61919/jhrr.v4i1.566
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Author Biographies

Muhammad Imamuzzaman, Kyrgyz State Medical Academy Bishkek Kyrgyzstan.

M.B.B.S (D.U). MPH(CM), MPH (Epidemiology), Resident, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Kanji Fatema Mukta, Kyrgyz State Medical Academy Bishkek Kyrgyzstan.

Resident, Department of Dermato-venerology, Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Mahmuda Ansari, Popular Medical College Dhaka.

Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Popular Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Sanjida Rahman, Popular Medical College Dhaka.

Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Popular Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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