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:: Volume 8, Issue 4 (12-2006) ::
J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2006, 8(4): 58-63 Back to browse issues page
Evaluating mental health of spouse abused women
Ghahari Sh * 1, Panaghi L , Atef-Vahid MK , Zareii-Doost E , Mohammadi A
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Background&Objective: Abusing the married women are among one of the most difficult problem in many countries. In the study, mental health status of spouse abused women was evaluated. Materials&Methods: 1186 women were selected randomly from all districts of Tehran, undergoing spouse abuse questionnaire and general health questionnaire (GHQ-28). Collected data were analyzed by SPSS software with t-test and multiple regression analysis. Results: In 1186 study case, 1013 women (85.4%) experienced emotional abuse, 374 ones (31.5%) physical abuse, 360 ones (30.4%) sexual abuse and 206 ones (17.4%) all types of abuse. Also, the abuse victims suffered worse status of general health (p<0.05). Examining relation between all types of abuse, as a predictive factor ,and general health aspects as an(y) factor,with multiple regression analysis revealed a positive relation, i.e. experiencing any type of abuse could predict worsening of general health (p<0.05). Conclusion: Spouse abused women suffer a worse status in general health. Also they showed emotional disorders. The victims of sexual and physical abuse suffered worse than victims of emotional abuse.
Keywords: Spouse abused women, Mental health, physical, sexual and emotional abuse
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Ghahari Sh, Panaghi L, Atef-Vahid MK, Zareii-Doost E, Mohammadi A. Evaluating mental health of spouse abused women . J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2006; 8 (4) :58-63
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Volume 8, Issue 4 (12-2006) Back to browse issues page
مجله دانشگاه علوم پزشکی گرگان Journal of Gorgan University of Medical Sciences
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