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Frequency of Intimate Partner Abuse Referred To Ahvaz Health Center and Related Factors

Author(s): Nasrin Elahi | Alhani Fatemeh

Journal: Jundishapur Scientific Medical Journal
ISSN 2252-052X

Volume: 11;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 477;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: violence | domestic | abusewomen | related factors | prevention Ahvaz | intimate partner individual factors | frequency.

Background and Objective: Intimate partner violence against women is a serious public health issue with recognizable direct health community consequences. This study indicated frequency of intimate partner abuse referred to Ahvaz health center and related factors with it.Subjects and Methods: After a preliminary study based on the frequency (P =65/7%, α =0/05), 368 married women 15 to 55 year were selected with multi-stage sampling method The data were collected by Demoghrafic questionniar, Strauss-scale about abuse of women and conflict tactics scale was modified. For Reliability uesed content confidence. The validity is evalueted by currented test (r =% 78). The data obtain from scales were completed using an interview and analyzed using chi-squer test.Result: Althogether, 63/2% of women had been exposed to various types of domestic violence by their partner, including psychology violence (58/8%), physical violence (43/4%), sexual violence (12/2%) and economic violence (34/2%). Statistically, there was a significant difference between abuse and the following factors: abuse and the following factors: women’s job’s (P=0/03) ,economic condition ( P=0/03 ) , educational level , married age and addiction (P
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