Paper Information

Journal:   IRAN JOURNAL OF NURSING (IJN)   SUMMER 2006 , Volume 19 , Number 46; Page(s) 7 To 14.
 
Paper: 

COMPLICATIONS, TYPE AND SEVERITY OF PHYSICAL INJURIES DUE TO VIOLENCE IN WOMEN REFERRING TO LEGAL MEDICAL CENTER OF YASOUJ

 
Author(s):  NAJAFI DOULATABAD SH.*, POURSAEIDI F., MOHEBI NOUBANDEGANI Z., ZADEHBAGHERI GHADER
 
* SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, YASOUJ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, YASOUJ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
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 etiology of this problem deeply and to pay more attention to the issue of violence against women.
 
Keyword(s): PHYSICAL INJURIES, VIOLENCE, WOMEN
 
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