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Table 5 The most common effects of violence on different job categories

From: Workplace violence towards workers in the emergency departments of Palestinian hospitals: a cross-sectional study

Type of effect Physicians Nurses Administrative Overall
F(%) F(%) F(%) F(%)
Minimize communication, contact with patients/families 29 (26.4) 24 (21.8) 19 (23.5) 72 (23.9)
Hopelessness/disappointment 29 (26.4) 16 (14.5) 13 (16.0) 58 (19.3)
Minimize time of patient care 15 (13.6) 16 (14.5) 9 (11.1) 40 (13.3)
Fear and anxiety 4 (3.6) 16 (14.5) 10 (12.3) 30 (10.0)
Avoid taking decision that might involve medical risks 13 (11.8) 9 (8.2) 3 (3.7) 25 (8.3)
Feeling to take revenge 5 (4.5) 13 (11.8) 3 (3.7) 21 (7.0)
Feeling of guilt 0 (0.0) 2 (1.8) 2 (2.5) 4 (1.3)
No impact on me 15 (13.6) 14 (12.7) 22 (27.2) 51 (16.9)
  1. χ2 = 31.574, P < 0.005.