Knowledge, attitude and practice among healthcare staffs in the Emergency Department, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia towards rape victims in One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC)

Keng Sheng Chew, Noredelina M. Noor, Ida Zarina Zaini

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Introduction: Aimed at providing integrated multi-level crisis intervention to women experiencing violence such as rape, One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) in Malaysia is often located in the emergency department. Hence, it is imperative that emergency department healthcare providers possess adequate knowledge and acceptable attitudes and practices to ensure the smooth running of an efficient OSCC work process. Method: To study the knowledge, attitude and practice of rape management in OSCC among four groups of healthcare providers in the emergency department [i.e., the emergency medicine doctors (EDs), the staff nurses (SNs), the medical assistants (MAs) and the hospital attendants (HAs)], a selfadministered questionnaire in the form of Likert scale was conducted from January to October 2013. Correct or favourable responses were scored appropriately. Results: Out of the 159 participants invited, 110 responded (69.2% response rate). As all data sets in the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice sections are non-parametric, Kruskal- Wallis test was performed. Homogeneity of variance was verified using non-parametric Levene test. In all three sections, there are statistically significant differences in scores obtained among the four groups of healthcare providers with H(3) = 16.0, p<0.001 for Knowledge, H(3) = 27.1, p<0.001 for Attitude and H(3) = 15.8, p<0.001 for Practice sections. Generally, the SNs obtained the highest mean rank score in the knowledge and practice sections but the EDs obtained the highest mean rank score in the attitude section. Some of the responses implied that our healthcare providers have the victim-blaming tendency that can negatively impact the victims. Conclusion: Healthcare providers must not only have adequate knowledge but also the non-judgemental attitude towards victims in OSCC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-168
Number of pages7
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume70
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Rape
Malaysia
Health Personnel
Hospital Emergency Service
Delivery of Health Care
Emergency Medicine
Nurses
Crisis Intervention
Medical Staff
Practice Management
Violence

Keywords

  • One stop crisis centre
  • Rape
  • Rape myths
  • Secondary victimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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