“Workplace violence against female nurses is a significant and increasing problem. This study aimed to investigate workplace violence against female nurses in three general hospitals of Ilam (Western Iran) and identify factors influencing its incident.
Our results revealed a high rate of workplace violence against the female nurses. To alleviate this problem, public training together with legally pursuing the individuals committing aggressive violence is essential. The fact that young and single nurses are more prone to violence shows the importance of employing experienced nurses in certain healthcare activities.”