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Table 2 Score of each item and total scores of FFVW

From: Fear of future workplace violence and its influencing factors among nurses in Shandong, China: a cross-sectional study

Items Mean ± SD Rank
I am afraid that I will be hit, kicked, grabbed, shoved or pushed while I’m at work 5.56 ± 1.72 9
I am afraid that I will be spat on or bitten while I’m at work 5.52 ± 1.75 10
I am afraid that I will be hit with an object while I’m at work 5.41 ± 1.74 11
I am afraid that I will be threatened with any of the above examples of physical violence while I’m at work 5.64 ± 1.65 8
I am afraid that I will be threatened with a weapon while I’m at work 5.65 ± 1.72 7
I am afraid that I will be sworn at while I’m at work 5.70 ± 1.57 5
I am afraid that I will be shouted at while I’m at work 5.73 ± 1.53 4
I am afraid that someone will damage or threaten to damage my personal or workplace property while I’m at work 5.67 ± 1.62 6
I am afraid that I will be a victim of workplace violence 5.74 ± 1.60 3
If I encounter a potential violent individual at work, I am afraid that I will not be able to prevent a violent confrontation 5.23 ± 1.65 12
If I am a victim of workplace violence, I am afraid that I will be injured 5.81 ± 1.42 1
In general, I am afraid of experiencing some form of aggression, violence, or threat of aggression or violence at work 5.79 ± 1.48 2
Total scores of FFVW 67.43 ± 17.20
  1. Abbreviations: SD Standard Deviation, FFVW fear of future violence at workplace
  2. Rank 1–12 indicates the score of each item of FFVW from highest to lowest