Determinants of violence against health workers in Portugal.

Isabel Craveiro, Inês Fronteira, Anabela Candeias

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The focus of this article is on the determinants of workplace violence against health workers identified in two cross-sectional analytical studies. The prevalence of victims of the several types and of any-type of workplace violence was estimated in each study, as well as the relative frequency of the associated characteristics. Each dependent variable was also analyzed, in relation to the dichotomized independent variables using a stepwise logistic regression strategy. The Ministry of Health has adopted strategies, which include guidelines on what to do to prevent and correct violence against health workers and a workplace violence observatory. Workplace violence has societal, organizational and individual determinants that can be prevented and monitored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-359
Number of pages13
JournalCahiers de sociologie et de démographie médicales
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2007


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