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Scientific Researches in Health Sciences II

Edited By Fatma Eti Aslan, Gökay Kurtulan and Hayat Yalın

After the COVID pandemic in 2020, the importance of health services was once again understood by the whole world. Scientific research in the field of health services contributes greatly to the development of health services.

In this book, there are a total of 26 chapters in 4 different scientific fields: 6 in nutrition and dietetics, 11 in nursing, 6 in physiotherapy and rehabilitation and 3 in health management.

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Dilay Hacıdursunoğlu Erbaş, Fadime Çınar, and Fatma Eti Aslan

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Researches Related Violence Against Healthcare Workers in Turkey: A Meta-analysis Study

Abstract

Objective: This meta-analysis was conducted to systematically review national studies that examine the risk factors, causes, and types of violence in healthcare workers and to evaluate the data obtained through the meta-analysis method.

Materials and Methods: Relevant research articles published on the subject between January 2014 and September 2019 were included in the evaluation. Google Scholar, ULAKBİM, Türk Medline, CINAHL, and ClinicalKey database were searched within English, and Turkish “healthcare workers”, “healthcare staff”, “violence”, “hospital” and “Turkey” keywords by making various combinations and 4281 publications were reached in the first stage of the search. Eight studies that met the inclusion criteria were included in the study.

Results: The studies included in the study were three descriptive, three cross-sectional, one cross-sectional descriptive, and one retrospective observational cross-sectional. As a result of the examination aimed at determining the violence against healthcare workers, it was determined that The Violent Incident Form (VIF), white code notification form, and questionnaire form developed by the researchers were used. It was determined that verbal violence occurred in most of the studies, and female employees were at higher risk of being exposed to violence.

Conclusion: When the variables that are considered common in all studies are evaluated, it was found that there was no significant difference between the gender and the unit of study and violence, physical violence and being a physician...

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