Journal article

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

Abstract

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 ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by National Science and Technology Major Project for investigational new drug


Awarded by Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission


Awarded by University of Macau


Funding Acknowledgements

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).