publication . Article . 2017

Predictors of workplace violence among ambulance personnel: a longitudinal study

van der Velden, Peter; Bosmans, Mark; van der Meulen, Erik;
Open Access English
  • Published: 09 Jun 2017 Journal: volume 3, issue 2, pages 90-98eissn: 2054-1058, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
Abstract
Abstract Aim To examine predictors of repeated confrontations with workplace violence among ambulance personnel, the proportion of exposure to potentially traumatic events that are aggression-related and to what extent personnel was able to prevent escalations. Although previous research assessed the prevalences among this group, little is known about predictors, to what extent PTE’s are WPV-related and their abilities to prevent escalations. Design A longitudinal study with a 6 months’ time interval (N = 103). Methods At T1 demographics, workplace violence and potentially traumatic events in the past year, mental health, personality, handling of rules, coping a...
Subjects
free text keywords: trauma, Research Article, personality, organizational stress, ambulance personnel, workplace violence, Nursing, Research Articles, Aggression, nurses, coping, handling rules
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Bigham B.L., Jensen J.L., Tavares W., Drennan I.R., Saleem H., Dainty K.N. & Munro G. (2014) Paramedic self‐reported exposure to violence in the emergency medical services (EMS) workplace: a mixed‐methods cross‐sectional survey. Prehospital Emergency Care 18(4), 489–494.24830544 [PubMed]

Bilgin H. (2009) An evaluation of nurses' interpersonal styles and their experiences of violence. Issues in Mental Health Nursing 30(4), 252–259.19363730 [PubMed]

Bosmans M.W.G. & van der Velden P.G. (2015) Longitudinal interplay between posttraumatic stress symptoms and coping self‐efficacy: a four‐wave prospective study. Social Science & Medicine 134, 23–29.25875423 [PubMed]

Bosmans M.W.G., Komproe I.H., Van Loey N.E., Van der Knaap L.M., Benight C.C. & van der Velden P.G. (2015) Assessing perceived ability to cope with trauma: a multigroup validity study of a 7 item coping self‐efficacy scale. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

Boyle M., Koritsas S., Coles J. & Stanley J. (2007) A pilot study of workplace violence towards paramedics. Emergency Medicine Journal 24(11), 760–763.17954828 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Camerino D., Estryn‐Behar M., Conway P.M., van Der Heijden B. & Hasselhorn H.M. (2008) Work‐related factors and violence among nursing staff in the European NEXT study: a longitudinal cohort study. International Journal of Nursing Studies 45(1), 35–50.17362960 [PubMed]

Carmel H. & Hunter M. (1993) Staff injuries from patient attack: five years' data. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online 21(4), 485–493.

Derogatis L.R. (1977) SCL‐90‐R Administration, Scoring, Procedures Manual‐II for the (revised) Version and Other Instruments of the Psychopathology Rating Scale Series. Clinical Psychometric Research, Towson, MD.

Goldberg L.R. (1999) A broad‐bandwidth, public domain, personality inventory measuring the lower‐level facets of several five‐factor models In Personality Psychology in Europe (Mervielde I., Deary I., De Fruyt F. & Ostendorf F., eds), Tilburg University Press, Tilburg, the Netherlands, pp. 7–28.

Gow A.J., Whiteman M.C., Pattie A. & Deary I.J. (2005) Goldberg's ‘IPIP’ big‐five factor markers: internal consistency and concurrent validation in Scotland. Personality and Individual Differences 39, 317–329.

Grange J.T. & Corbett S.W. (2002) Violence against emergency medical services personnel. Prehospital Emergency Care 6(2), 186–190.11962565 [PubMed]

36 references, page 1 of 3
Abstract
Abstract Aim To examine predictors of repeated confrontations with workplace violence among ambulance personnel, the proportion of exposure to potentially traumatic events that are aggression-related and to what extent personnel was able to prevent escalations. Although previous research assessed the prevalences among this group, little is known about predictors, to what extent PTE’s are WPV-related and their abilities to prevent escalations. Design A longitudinal study with a 6 months’ time interval (N = 103). Methods At T1 demographics, workplace violence and potentially traumatic events in the past year, mental health, personality, handling of rules, coping a...
Subjects
free text keywords: trauma, Research Article, personality, organizational stress, ambulance personnel, workplace violence, Nursing, Research Articles, Aggression, nurses, coping, handling rules
36 references, page 1 of 3

Aaronson N.K., Muller M., Cohen P.D.A., Essink‐Bot M.L., Fekkes M., Sanderman R., Sprangers M.A., te Velde, A. & Verrips E. (1998) Translation, validation and norming of the Dutch Language Version of the SF‐36 health survey in community and chronic disease populations. Clinical Epidemiology 51, 1055–1068.

Arnetz J.E., Arnetz B.B. & Petterson I.L. (1996) Violence in the nursing profession: occupational and lifestyle risk factors in Swedish nurses. Work & Stress 10(2), 119–127.

Arrindell W.A. & Ettema J.H.M. (1986) Handleiding bij een multi‐dimensionele psychopathologie‐indicator SCL‐90 (In Dutch). Swets & Zeitlinger/Swets Test Publishers, Lisse, The Netherlands.

Beech B. & Leather P. (2006) Workplace violence in the health care sector: a review of staff training and integration of training evaluation models. Aggression and Violent Behavior 11, 27–43.

Bigham B.L., Jensen J.L., Tavares W., Drennan I.R., Saleem H., Dainty K.N. & Munro G. (2014) Paramedic self‐reported exposure to violence in the emergency medical services (EMS) workplace: a mixed‐methods cross‐sectional survey. Prehospital Emergency Care 18(4), 489–494.24830544 [PubMed]

Bilgin H. (2009) An evaluation of nurses' interpersonal styles and their experiences of violence. Issues in Mental Health Nursing 30(4), 252–259.19363730 [PubMed]

Bosmans M.W.G. & van der Velden P.G. (2015) Longitudinal interplay between posttraumatic stress symptoms and coping self‐efficacy: a four‐wave prospective study. Social Science & Medicine 134, 23–29.25875423 [PubMed]

Bosmans M.W.G., Komproe I.H., Van Loey N.E., Van der Knaap L.M., Benight C.C. & van der Velden P.G. (2015) Assessing perceived ability to cope with trauma: a multigroup validity study of a 7 item coping self‐efficacy scale. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

Boyle M., Koritsas S., Coles J. & Stanley J. (2007) A pilot study of workplace violence towards paramedics. Emergency Medicine Journal 24(11), 760–763.17954828 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Camerino D., Estryn‐Behar M., Conway P.M., van Der Heijden B. & Hasselhorn H.M. (2008) Work‐related factors and violence among nursing staff in the European NEXT study: a longitudinal cohort study. International Journal of Nursing Studies 45(1), 35–50.17362960 [PubMed]

Carmel H. & Hunter M. (1993) Staff injuries from patient attack: five years' data. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online 21(4), 485–493.

Derogatis L.R. (1977) SCL‐90‐R Administration, Scoring, Procedures Manual‐II for the (revised) Version and Other Instruments of the Psychopathology Rating Scale Series. Clinical Psychometric Research, Towson, MD.

Goldberg L.R. (1999) A broad‐bandwidth, public domain, personality inventory measuring the lower‐level facets of several five‐factor models In Personality Psychology in Europe (Mervielde I., Deary I., De Fruyt F. & Ostendorf F., eds), Tilburg University Press, Tilburg, the Netherlands, pp. 7–28.

Gow A.J., Whiteman M.C., Pattie A. & Deary I.J. (2005) Goldberg's ‘IPIP’ big‐five factor markers: internal consistency and concurrent validation in Scotland. Personality and Individual Differences 39, 317–329.

Grange J.T. & Corbett S.W. (2002) Violence against emergency medical services personnel. Prehospital Emergency Care 6(2), 186–190.11962565 [PubMed]

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publication . Article . 2017

Predictors of workplace violence among ambulance personnel: a longitudinal study

van der Velden, Peter; Bosmans, Mark; van der Meulen, Erik;