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  1. Violence and threats of violence experienced by public health field-workers.

    Article - En anglais

    Context. - Public health workers may work with clients whose behaviors are risks for both infectious disease and violence.

    Objective

    - To assess frequency of violent threats and incidents experienced by public health workers and risk factors associated with incidents.

    Design

    - Anonymous, self-administered questionnaires.

    Setting

    - Texas sexually transmitted disease (STD), human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), and tuberculosis (TB) programs.

    Participants

    - Questionnaires were completed by 364 (95.5%) of 381 public health workers assigned to the programs.

    The STD program employed 131 workers (36%), the HIV/AIDS program, 121 workers (33%), and the TB program, 112 workers (31%). Main Outcome Measures. - The frequencies with which workers had ever experienced (while on the job) verbal threats, weapon threats, physical attacks, and rape, and risk factors associated with those outcomes.

    Results

    - A total of 139 (38%) of 364 workers reported 611 violent incidents.

    Verbal threats were reported by 136 workers (37%), weapon threats by 45 (12%), physical attacks by 14 (4%), and rape by 3 (1%). Five workers (1%) carried guns and/or knives while working.

    In multiple logistic regression, receipt of verbal threats was associated with worker's male sex (odds ratio [OR], 2.4 ; 95% confidence interval [Cl], 1.5-4.0), white ethnicity (OR, 2.4 ; 95% Cl, 1.4-4.1), experience of 5 years or longer (OR, 2.2 ; 95% Cl, 1.3-3.8), weekend work (OR, 1. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Agent santé, Violence, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health worker, Violence, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Human

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0394922

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 25/01/1999.