Indian Journal of Public Health

BRIEF RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 143--146

Workplace violence against resident doctors: A multicentric study from government medical colleges of Uttar Pradesh


Geetu Singh1, Akash Singh1, Shobha Chaturvedi2, Samreen Khan3 
1 Lecturer/Resident, Department of Community Medicine, S N Medical College, Agra, India
2 Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, MLB Medical College, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Senior Resident, Department of Community Medicine, Medical College, JN Medical College, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Geetu Singh
Department of Community Medicine, S N Medical College, Agra - 282 002, Uttar Pradesh
India

According to the World Health Organization, between 8% and 38% of health workers suffer physical violence at some point in their careers. This multicentric study was conducted to find the prevalence, perceived risk factors, and measures to prevent workplace violence among doctors. The sample consisted of all 2nd- and 3rd-year resident doctors (n = 305) from three colleges in Uttar Pradesh. An anonymous, pretested in a similar setting, self-administered questionnaire was used. 69.5% of doctors reported to have experienced violence in one or other form in the past 1 year. In most incidents, relatives and attendants (69.3%) were involved in violence. No action was taken immediately in regard to violence in 35.3% of instances; 60.3% of study participants reported that they had repeated disturbing memories, thoughts, or images of the attack. Nonavailability of medicines (38.6%) and less staff (36.7%) were cited as top reasons behind violence.


How to cite this article:
Singh G, Singh A, Chaturvedi S, Khan S. Workplace violence against resident doctors: A multicentric study from government medical colleges of Uttar Pradesh.Indian J Public Health 2019;63:143-146


How to cite this URL:
Singh G, Singh A, Chaturvedi S, Khan S. Workplace violence against resident doctors: A multicentric study from government medical colleges of Uttar Pradesh. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 19 ];63:143-146
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