Volume 15, Issue 32 And 33 (Winter & Spring 2002)                   IJN 2002, 15(32 And 33): 93-99 | Back to browse issues page


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Jahanfar, Sh, Malkzadegan, Jamshidi, R. THE PREVALENCE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN WHO WERE ATTENDED IN IRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES’ HOSPITALS. IJN. 2002; 15 (32 and 33) :93-99
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Background: The prevalence of domestic violence (DV), men’s violence against women during pregnancy is very high, and is associated with significant psychological and physical impairment of mother and the fetus. Objective: The major objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of DV among expectant mothers who had attended in Iran University of Medical Sciences’ (IUMS) hospitals. Design: This is a cross sectional study, in which the subjects were interviewed by using a standard questionnaire. Sample: 1800 subjects were selected, by using consecutive sampling in 6 major hospitals of IUMS. Results: The prevalence of DV was found to be 60.6%, including 3 types of physical, psychological and sexual, with the prevalence of 14.6%, 60.5% and 23.5% respectively. Severe physical DV was 43.3. Severe psychological and sexual DV were also found (24.2 and 3.5%). Conclusion: DV had a high prevalence in this study. It is recommended that all accessible pregnant women be screened for DV. Study of the prevalence of DV within the community with a larger sample size, and using cluster sampling method would be of immense value.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2007/01/2 | Accepted: 2014/08/25 | Published: 2014/08/25

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