Violence against radiologists. II: psychosocial factors
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Violence against radiologists is a growing problem. This study evaluated the psychosocial factors associated with this phenomenon.
Materials and methods
A questionnaire was administered to 992 Italian radiologists.
Physical violence experienced in the previous 12-month period was associated with the radiologist’s poor mental health [odds ratio (OR) 1.11] and overcommitment to work (OR 1.06), whereas radiologists in good physical health (OR 0.64), with job satisfaction (OR 0.96) and with overall happiness (OR 0.67) were less exposed. Nonphysical abuse was equally associated with the radiologist’s poor mental health (OR 1.10) and overcommitment (OR 1.14) and negatively associated with physical health (OR 0.54), job satisfaction (OR 0.96), happiness (OR 0.81), organisational justice (OR 0.94) and social support (OR 0.80).
Preventive intervention against violence in the workplace should improve workplace organisation and relationships between workers.
La violenza contro i radiologi è un problema di crescente rilievo. Questo studio mira a valutare i fattori psicosociali connessi a questo fenomeno.
Materiali e metodi
È stata condotta una indagine mediante questionari su 992 radiologi italiani.
L’esperienza di violenza fisica nei 12 mesi precedenti è più frequente nei soggetti con basso livello di salute mentale [odds ratio (OR) 1,11)] eccessivamente impegnati nel lavoro (OR 1,06), mentre i radiologi in buona salute (OR 0,64), con soddisfazione dal lavoro (OR 0,96) e felicità (OR 0,67) sono meno esposti. L’aggressione non fisica è parimenti associata con cattiva salute mentale (OR 1,10) ed eccessivo impegno (OR 1,14), e associata negativamente con buona salute fisica (OR 0,54), soddisfazione (OR 0,96), felicità (OR 0,81), percezione di giustizia organizzativa (OR 0,94) e sostegno sociale (OR 0,80).
Un intervento preventivo sulla violenza nei luoghi di lavoro deve migliorare l’organizzazione del lavoro e i rapporti interpersonali tra i lavoratori.
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