Workplace violence and its association with quality of life among mental health professionals in China during the COVID-19 pandemic
Xiao-Meng Xie, Yan-Jie Zhao, Feng-Rong An, Qing-E Zhang, Hai-Yang Yu, Zhen Yuan, Teris Cheung, Chee H Ng, Yu-Tao Xiang
Journal of Psychiatric Research | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVE: Mental health professionals are often exposed to workplace violence (WPV) in China. This study examined the prevalence of WPV and the associated factors and quality of life (QOL) among frontline mental health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: This national survey was carried out between March 15 and March 20, 2020. WPV and QOL were assessed with standardized measures. RESULTS: A total of 10,516 participants were included. The prevalence of overall WPV was 18.5% (95% CI: 17.9%-19.3%), while verbal abuse/threats was 15.8% and physical violence was 8.4%. Multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that male gender (OR = 1.42, p < 0.01), higher educational level ..View full abstract
Awarded by National Science and Technology Major Project for investigational new drug
Awarded by Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission
Awarded by University of Macau
The study was supported by the National Science and Technology Major Project for investigational new drug (2018ZX09201-014), the Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission (No. Z181100001518005), and the University of Macau (MYRG2019-00066FHS).