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Table 3 Comparison of different forms of WPV among nurses in different years, n (%)

From: Trajectories of the current situation and characteristics of workplace violence among nurses: a nine-year follow-up study

Year Quantity Exposed to WPV Verbal abuse Verbal threat Physical assault Sexual harassment
T1 (2010) 942 588 (62.4) 570 (60.5) 387 (41.1) 93 (9.9) 39 (4.1)
T2 (2015) 2110 1455 (69.0) 1396 (66.2) 977 (46.3) 211 (10.0) 55 (2.6)
T3 (2019) 2566 1754 (68.4) 1651 (64.3) 1116 (43.5) 335 (13.1) 102 (4.0)
χ 2   13.979 28.588 19.423 26.865 16.185
P   0.001 <0.001 0.004 <0.001 0.013
Multiple comparison       
P T1-T2   <0.001 0.012 0.440 0.232 0.025
T1-T3   0.001 0.005 0.250 0.048 0.303
T2-T3   0.681 0.001 0.020 <0.001 0.010