Paper Information

Journal:   RAZI JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (JOURNAL OF IRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES)   Winter 2003 , Volume 9 , Number 31; Page(s) 485 To 490.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE BY SPOUSE AGAINST WOMENS REFERING TO FORENSIC MEDICINE CENTER OF TEHRAN IN AUTUMN OF 2000

 
 
Author(s):  AGHAKHANI K.*, AGHA BEYGLOUEI A., CHEHREEI ALI
 
* Hazrat Rasool Akram Hospital, Sattarkhan St., Iran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tehran, Iran
 
Abstract: 

Violence against women is one of the social difficulties all over the world. This social difficulty; in addition to, physical and mental problems it causes, has social consequences. There fore, researchers decided to investigate on physical injuries reffered to forensic centers to have a useful effect or removing this anti-social phenomenon in society. This cross-sectional study studied partner mis treatment, frequency of types and effectors on it in Autumn 2000. Data is collected from all women reffered to women’s ward of forensic center of Tehran in order to admit violence of spove. Each of them filled a check list consisted of demographic characteristics, type, frequency, history of violence, the causes of disagreement in the family & partner’s demographic data. 87.2% of studied women were diploma or under. The average age was 28.9 (28-29.8) years and was 20.2.(19.6-20.8) 68.7% of them were hort. By injuring instroments, 58.7% of theirchildren were beated and 40.1% were alcohol users and 42.41% drug-abusers respectedly. In a overall view, causes sochas young being, low educational status of each partner, being houskeeper, alcohol using and drug-abusing by the partners are the most inportant related causes of partner mistreatment. There fore general & special education are recommended to stay against this social problem, also reporting of these cases by physician & psychiatrist is recommended to avoid worse complications.

 
Keyword(s): VIOLENCE, WOMEN, FORENSIC MEDICINE
 
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