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Journal:   HORMOZGAN MEDICAL JOURNAL   SPRING 2007 , Volume 11 , Number 1 ; Page(s) 71 To 76.
 
Paper: 

PREVALENCE OF VIOLENCE AND RELATED FACTORS IN PREGNANT WOMEN REFERRING TO SHAHID MOBINI HOSPITAL, SABZEVAR

 
 
Author(s):  BODAGHABADI M.*
 
* NURSING & MIDWIFERY SCHOOL, SABZEVAR FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
Abstract: 
Introduction: Violence is a behavioral pattern designed to exert power and control over a person in an intimate relationship through the use of intimidating, threatening, harmful or harassing behavior. This clinical social challenge is spread over all stages of women's life especially pregnancy and its prevalence during pregnancy is unknown. Determining prevalence of violence and its related factors surely may decrease adverse effects of this problem, substantially.
Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive-analytic research was done on 587 pregnant women. Sampling method was random and accessible. Data gathering was preformed via observation and interview. An interview form and an observation checklist were filled. Data validity was assessed by content validity method and tool reliability was checked via synchronous observation. Chi square, Hest and Mann- Withney U tests were used for data analysis. 
Results: Results show that 14.5% of women had experienced physical violence from their partners during pregnancy. There was a statistically significant (P<0.05) relationship between violence and the following variables: being a relative of husband, criminal history of husband, feeling about conjugal and sexual relationship, husband's occupation, suicidal attempt, infection during pregnancy, restrictions on living expenses, being in communication with others and having independent income, age at marriage, educational level, number of gravidity, parity and living children, and duration of common life with each other.
Conclusion: Considering high prevalence of physical violence in pregnant women and the diagnosed social risk factors in this survey, it is recommended that all health personnels, screen pregnant women according to related factors in each prenatal visit to recognize the victims in advance and prevent hazardous sequela and consider necessary precautions during pregnancy and labour.
 
Keyword(s): BEHAVIOR, VIOLENCE, PREGNANCY, SABZEVAR
 
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