The Social Sciences

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 3
Page No. 265 - 270

The Prevalence of Physical Violence and its Associated Factors against Nurses Working at Al-Medina Hospitals

Authors : Nayef Almutairi, Ahed Alkhatib, Ahmad Boran and Ibrahim Mmbarak

Abstract: The studies about violence are increasingly important in the societies. Data on violence among nurses is scarce. The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of practicing nurses in three large Saudi Arabian community hospitals, examine violence prevalence against the nurses and investigate their perceptions of violence. In 2011, this study was conducted in three community hospitals in Saudi Arabia using a convenience sample of 288 nurses. The prevalence of physical violence among the study sample was 26%. Physical violence was studied. The prevalence of physical violence was 26% and more violence was shown in hospital 2.

How to cite this article:

Nayef Almutairi, Ahed Alkhatib, Ahmad Boran and Ibrahim Mmbarak, 2013. The Prevalence of Physical Violence and its Associated Factors against Nurses Working at Al-Medina Hospitals. The Social Sciences, 8: 265-270.

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