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amuj 2010, 13(2): 155-164 Back to browse issues page
The types and contributing factors of aggression toward physicians and students of medicine in hospitals of Arak in 2009
Parsa Yousefi, Bahman Salehi , Taherreh Sanginan
Faculty member , basalehi @yahoo.com
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Background: Noticing the sensitivity and restlessness of medical centers, aggression in the workplace as an agitating factor is one of the dangers of medical profession that is threatening to the health and hygiene of the society. The aim of this study was to determine the types and contributing factors of aggression toward physicians and students of medicine in hospitals of Arak in 2009. Materials and Methods: This descriptive-cross-sectional study was conducted on 400 of accessible physicians and students of medicine working in hospitals of Arak in 2009. A self-made questionnaire, containing 14 questions which surveyed the status of aggressions, was used. Results: On the whole, 205 individuals returned the forms. Most of them (71.7%) had faced a form of oral, physical, or sexual aggression and had been violated by a male companion of patients. They also viewed the use of drugs or alcohol by patients or their companions, lack of security facilities, patients’ death, and lack of educational possibilities for the prevention, as influential factors in the occurrence of aggression. The majority of participants saw increasing the security personnel, presence of psychological counselors and psychologists of the ward, increasing the rest hours, decreasing the work hours of the physicians, and having a codified program for the prevention of aggression, as anti-aggression factors. Conclusion: Oral and then physical aggression toward physicians are quite prevalent. Hence, taking immediate actions and providing useful instructions for prevention are of priority in designing effective programs.
Keywords: Aggression, Medical students, Physicians, Iran
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Subject: psychology
Received: 2009/11/14
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Yousefi P, Salehi B, Sanginan T. The types and contributing factors of aggression toward physicians and students of medicine in hospitals of Arak in 2009. amuj. 2010; 13 (2) :155-164
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