Factors associated with aggressive behavior between residents and staff in nursing homes.

Stutte, Karin; Hahn, Sabine; Fierz, Katharina; Zúñiga, Franziska (2017). Factors associated with aggressive behavior between residents and staff in nursing homes. Geriatric Nursing, 38(5), pp. 398-405. Elsevier 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.02.001

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The aim of this secondary data analysis of the cross-sectional Swiss Nursing Homes Human Resources Project (SHURP) study was to describe the prevalence of residents' verbal, physical and sexual aggression toward care workers in Swiss nursing homes and to explore their association with context and care worker factors. The study's sample incorporated data from 155 randomly selected nursing homes, including 402 units. Among care workers (n = 3919), 66% reported experiencing verbal, 42% physical and 15% sexual aggression. Logistic regression analyses indicated that non-special care units and care workers' higher perception of staffing and resources adequacy and higher age were associated with a decreased likelihood of aggression, whereas emotional exhaustion was associated with an increased likelihood. Our results suggest an association of aggressive resident behavior with modifiable context and care worker factors. Knowledge about this may contribute to a continuous improvement process, enhancing residents' well-being alongside care workers' safety and satisfaction.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

Department of Health Professions > Abteilung Pflege
Department of Health Professions

Name:

Stutte, Karin; Hahn, Sabine; Fierz, Katharina and Zúñiga, Franziska

ISSN:

0197-4572

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Admin import user

Date Deposited:

31 Jan 2020 12:16

Last Modified:

31 Jan 2020 12:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.02.001

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.5941

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/5941

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