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Table 6 Characteristics and consequences of violent assault

From: Workplace violence against physicians and nurses in Palestinian public hospitals: a cross-sectional study

  Physical Non-physical*
  N % N %
Symptoms/ feelings
Anger 22 44.0 72 50.3
Depression 11 22.0 18 12.6
Fear/stress 7 14.0 6 4.2
Headaches/ fatigue 4 8.0 26 18.2
Frustration 3 6.0 12 8.4
Irritability 2 4.0 3 2.1
Difficulty in sleeping 0 0.0 10 7.0
None 3 6.0 9 6.3
Treatment by who
No treatment 23 46.0 90 62.9
Physician 14 28.0 3 2.1
I treat my self 9 18.0 43 30.1
Psychiatrist 4 8.0 7 4.9
Persistent problems as a result
Yes 9 18.0 45 31.5
No 41 82.0 98 68.5
Work changes as a result
No changes 26 52.0 85 59.4
Transfer to another location 6 12.0 7 2.9
Restrictions 8 16.0 26 10.8
Leave of absence 8 16.0 15 6.2
Other 2 4.0 10 4.2
  1. * Nonphysical violence includes threats, verbal abuse and sexual harassment.