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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 8, Issue 6, Part H (2022)

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge of staff nurses regarding management of violent behaviour of patient in the view to develop pamphlets in selected hospital at Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Ajeeta Panna
Introduction: Anger is a normal, healthy emotion that serves as a warning signal and alters us to potential threat or trauma. It triggers energy that sets us up for a good fight or quick flight, and can range from mild irrational to hot, fiery energy. Violence is a phenomenon that affects every country and every work setting. The conditions of the environment where care is being provided make health care professionals especially vulnerable to assaults. The factors that account for the increased incidence of violence in health care settings include increased stress levels in patients and relatives, long waiting hours, availability of money and drugs on a 24 hour basis, unrestricted visitor access, overcrowding. Workplace violence can have a negative impact for both the employee and the hospital. The negative consequences of violence include loss of professional self-esteem, loss of job satisfaction, trauma, disability, increased litigation costs, staff absenteeism. Violence prevention focuses on 3 aspects: hospital organization, control of the physical environment, and staff education and development. Some of the measures that can contribute to the prevention of violence include: avoiding overcrowding, enforcing visiting hours, and adequate staffing of the Accident and Emergency unit, staff training in handling violent persons.
Methods Research Approach: A quantitative approach was adopted for the study. Descriptive survey research design was used. A conceptual framework of the study was based on “paplau’s interpersonal model”. The setting of the study was Dr. Bhimrao Ambedker Memorial Hospital, Raipur Chhattisgarh. Convenient Sampling technique was used for obtaining data from 100 registered nurses.
The tool developed which includes-
Section I: Socio-demographic variables
Section II: Consists of structured questionnaire
Structured questionnaire and socio-demographic profile were send to seven experts in the field of mental health nursing. Tool validity was done and found to be reliable. Split-half method was used to measure the internal consistency of the tool. Karl Pearson’s correlation coefficient and Spearman Brown Prophecy formula were used to find out the reliability of the tool. The reliability was found to be 0.82 which indicated that the tool was reliable. Study found feasible after pilot study.
Result: Sample characteristic were analysed by using frequency and percentage. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Analysis of the data revealed that 35% of staff nurses had adequate knowledge, 61% had moderately adequate knowledge and 4% had inadequate knowledge. With the level of knowledge of staff nurses an information pamphlets was prepared and given to them. With regard to mean, mean percentage, median, SD and CV knowledge score was 20.72, 60.9%, 22.5, 4.58 and 22.12 respectively. The hypothesis was tested by using chi-square test. And it was found that there significant association between knowledge and the demographic variables age, professional experience worked with mentally ill patient.
Conclusion: Knowledge of staff nurses regarding management of violent behaviour of patient. Finding revealed that the knowledge mean score is 60.9% of the total score. And area wise analysis of knowledge shows that the nurses had less mean score 53.5% in the area of prevention of violence.
Pages: 553-558  |  43 Views  7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ajeeta Panna. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge of staff nurses regarding management of violent behaviour of patient in the view to develop pamphlets in selected hospital at Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(6):553-558.
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