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Examination of prevalence of domestic violence and related factors among women in Ilam city

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(2013) Examination of prevalence of domestic violence and related factors among women in Ilam city. Life Science Journal. pp. 1436-1444. ISSN 10978135 (ISSN)

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domestic violence is one of social problems in some families imposed on women by men. Domestic violence as a social issue and medical problems can seriously threat societal health and structure. Although, domestic violence is common in all communities, in poorer and more traditional societies with lower socioeconomic status it shows greater prevalence and severity. The present research aims at study of domestic violence and some related factors among women in Ilam city in 2011. This research is a type of descriptive-analytical study with multistage stratified sampling method. That is, on map city Ilam was divided into three graphically upper, central and lower regions. Then, randomly some streets and were selected then a family was randomly selected from among these streets and alleys. After, other families were regularly entered the study. The standardized questionnaires of domestic violennce besides interview were research instrument for collecting the data. The data analysis indicate that overall prevalence of violence is 56, 196 subjects out of 350. Also, mental-psychological violence with 60 , physical violence 2.30 and sexual valance 4.24 were the most common forms of violence respectively. Considering other variables, a statistically meaningful relationship was observed between women's education (p<0.003), marriage age (p<0.02), number of children(p<0.03), women's job(p<0.01), husband's education (p<0.04)and husband's commitment to moral principles(p<0.01) and prevalence of violence. Domestic violence against women in Ilam is highly prevalent and several different factors affect on it, therefore, serious actions must be performed in order to prevent negative social consequences of domestic violence.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Domestic Violence Prevalence
Page Range: pp. 1436-1444
Journal or Publication Title: Life Science Journal
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 10
Number: 3
ISSN: 10978135 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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