Volume 8, Issue 4 (Winter 2023)                   J Health Res Commun 2023, 8(4): 28-38 | Back to browse issues page

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Zarei E, rafiei M, Rahimi H, Hosami Arani M, Abtahi Mohasel M. Investigating the Level of Exposure to Violence in the Health Supervisions by Environmental Health Inspectors of the Centers Affiliated with Kashan University of Medical Sciences in 2022. J Health Res Commun 2023; 8 (4) :28-38
URL: http://jhc.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-773-en.html
Workplace Health Promotion Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (841 Views)
Introduction and purpose: One of the dangers that environmental health experts face at work is violence, the incidents of which are observed every year. The type and extent of this violence depend on the ethics of the operator. This s tudy aimed to determine the s tate of violence among environmental health experts in Kashan and Aran va Bidgol, Isfahan, Iran.
Methods: In this descriptive s tudy, 53 environmental health inspectors working in the centers affiliated with Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran, were selected. The data collection tool was a 58-item reliability-validated ques tionnaire consis ting of four parts, including physical violence (18 items), psychological violence (12 items), sexual violence (12 items), and racial violence (12 items), and there were three open ques tions at the end of the ques tionnaire. After the ques tionnaire was completed, information was recorded in SPSS software, and analysis was performed using independent t, Chi-square, and Fisher s tatis tical tes ts.
Results: According to the results, 30% of the subjects experienced a physical attack, 90% verbal violence, and 7% racial violence in the pas t three years. No cases of sexual violence were reported. Moreover, the curator's insult to the inspectors had no relationship with the inspectors' behavior and was influenced by factors related to the curator himself and cultural and social factors.
Conclusion: Based on the results, a combination of personnel training and improving their communication skills, as well as behavioral training for attendants, would be effective in reducing cases of violence.
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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: Environmental Health

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