Volume 19, Number 46 (Summer 2006)                   IJN 2006, 19(46): 7-14 | Back to browse issues page


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Sh. Najafi Dolat abad, F. Poorsaidi, Z. Mohebi Nobandegani, GH. Zadebagheri. Complications, Type and Severity of Physical Injuries Due to Violence in Women Referring to Legal Medical Center of Yasouj. IJN. 2006; 19 (46) :7-14
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Abstract:   (5422 Views)

  Background & Aim: Despite significant changes in the twenty first century the issues of discrimination and violence against women, remains unsolved worldwide. It seems that, the problem rooted in the culture of society, as acceptable normal social behaviors in some communities.

  In this respect, the purpose of the study was determination of type, severity and consequences of harms and injuries caused by beating and violence in women referring to Yasouj Legal Medical Center (LMC).

  Material & Method: The design was a descriptive cross-sectional study in the Yasouj Legal Medical Center in 2005. The Sampling Method was census. The study subjects included all women and girls who were battered and referred to the Yasouj Legal Medical Center. The sample size was 325 subjects in this study. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire and interview. The study results were analyzed by descriptive, analytical statistics.

  Results: The findings of the study, showed that the majority of the women (31.1%) had trauma and laceration because of their husbands violence against them and few of them (0.9%) were battered by their fathers. Also, the results of this study showed that, 61.5% of the type of injuries were kinds of bruises and ecchymosis. In the most cases (68.8%), the severity of the damages was diagnosed as moderate trauma. The most important complication occurred in the majority of the women (55.4%) was bleeding from the damaged tissues.

  Conclusion: According to the research findings, the rate of beating and laceration of the women in with serious complications and consequences Yasouj was high. Therefore, it would be necessary to investigate the ethiology of this ploblem deeply and to pay more attention to the issue of violence against women.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2007/08/13

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