Volume 23, Issue 65 (August 2010)                   IJN 2010, 23(65): 61-72 | Back to browse issues page

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Prevalence of violence among pregnant women attending to health care centers in west of Tehran. IJN. 2010; 23 (65) :61-72
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-826-en.html
Abstract:   (8024 Views)

 Background and Aim: Abuse during pregnancy is the most common reproductive health problem. Rregarding the importance of mothers' health promotion, the present study was conducted to determine the prevalence of spouse abuse and associated individual and pregnancy factors among pregnant women attending to health care centers of Western Tehran in 2007.

 Material and Method: In this cross sectional study, 370 pregnant women, attending in selected health care centers were selected consecutively from February to April in 2007. The data collection tool consisted of associated factors questionnaire and "Adopted Standard Tool" (A.A.S). Data were analyzed using SPSS 14 software, descriptive statistics, and logistic regression.

 Result: In all, 59.7% of the women reported spouse abuse during pregnancy. Education, occupation, abuse during childhood, witnessing conflict between their parents, drug abuse and cigarette smoking in wife or her husband, and inadequate prenatal care and unplanned pregnancy were significantly associated with abuse (p≤0.05).

 Conclusion: It is necessary to plan visits screening for abuse. Women with inadequate prenatal care and unplanned pregnancy should be viewed as pivotal priorities for screening, prevention and support.


Keywords: Spouse abuse, pregnancy
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2010/08/24 | Accepted: 2014/08/25 | Published: 2014/08/25

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