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Fakharzadeh L, Tahery N, Heidari M, Hatefi Moadab N, Zahedi A, Elhami S. Factors Associated with Prevalence of Domestic Violence in Women Referred to Abadan Health Centers in 1394. irje. 2017; 13 (4) :328-336
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5910-en.html
1- Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Abadan School of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran
2- PhD Student of Nursing, Abadan School of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran
3- Instructor, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Abadan School of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran
4- PhD Student of Nursing, Student Research Committee, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
5- Instructor, Department of Epidemiology, Abadan School of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran
6- Instructor, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Abadan School of Medical Sciences, Abadan, Iran , elhami@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (173 Views)
Background and Objectives: Domestic violence is the most common type of violence against women which leaves negative effects on the mental health of the mother, children, family, community, and the next generation directly and indirectly. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the arte of domestic violence and some related factors in married women.
Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive research was carried out with participation of 623 married women attending health care centers of Abadan, Iran who were selected through random cluster sampling from in 2015. The data were collected by a demographic questionnaire and a women abuse scale checklist. Moreover, descriptive and analytical statistics (including T-Student Test, Pearson Correlation Coefficient, One-Way Variance Analysis, Chi-Square Test, and Fisher) were used for data analysis.
Results: The total prevalence of violence was 72.3%, and the porevalence of psychological, physical, life threatening, and sexual violence was 71.7%, 17.8%, 8.3%, and 7.1%, respectively. Moreover, a significant relationship was observed between violence and age, marital satisfaction, family behavior, financial situation, cigarette, alcohol, disease, domicile, occupation, place of birth, and criminal records.
Conclusion: Violence in the city of Abadan, eespecially psychological violence, is highly prevalent. Therefore, it is suggested that domestic violence against women be prevented using approaches such as life skills training starting before marriage such as anger management, proper communication, and problem solving.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/04/18 | Accepted: 2018/04/18 | Published: 2018/04/18

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