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News: 2011-07-14 N-SAP Survey

Nurses needed to participate in a NURSES STUDY on AGGRESSION PREVENTION (N-SAP): Survey Extended - Closing July 30th

The N-SAP (formerly called SNAP) research project is being conducted by faculty and doctoral students from the Department of Applied Psychology at Portland State University, in collaboration with Oregon Nurses Association (ONA).

  • This study investigates the frequency of workplace aggression towards nurses (acts that harm nurses physically or non-physically, such as biting or insulting) and the current management practices for preventing aggression incidents in various facilities in Oregon.
  • All licensed registered nurses in Oregon practicing in any nursing specialty and health care facility are invited to participate.
  • The current study involves completion of an ANONYMOUS survey (by yourself ONLY). The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • Nurses will benefit from the findings of this study because it not only helps to develop research tools to describe aggression prevention practices, but also forms the basis for developing effective practices.
  • Health care, nursing leaders and ONA will benefit from the guidance this research will provide for management practices that aim at preventing aggression against nurses.
  • Participants will be entered into a raffle to win 1 of 3 iPads or 1 of 20 $100 Target giftcards. Given that the study is now extended until July 30 th, 2011, the raffles will be drawn on July 30th instead of May 15th, 2011 (the initially scheduled date).
  • If you are interested in participating, please complete it electronically at your earliest convenience:  

All individual responses are confidential and will not be shared with your employer or ONA. At the end of the study, ONA will receive a summary report of the overall findings. All nurses who participated in the study may request a copy of that report. This study has been approved by the Human Subjects Research Review Committee (HSRRC) at Portland State University. If you have concerns or problems about your participation in this study or about your rights as a research subject, please contact the HSRRC at (503) 725-4288, or Dr. Liu-Qin Yang (Principal Investigator) at (503) 725-3960, or via e-mail at .


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