Prevalence of spouse abuse and some affecting factors among women in Arak


avatar Akram Bayati 1 , avatar Mohsen Shamsi 2 , * , avatar Abolfazl Mohammadbeygi 3

Dept. of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
Dept. of Public Health, Paramedicine School, Arak University of Medical Science, Arak, Iran
Dept. of Epidemiology, School of Health, Qom University of Medical Science, Qom, Iran

how to cite: Bayati A, Shamsi M, Mohammadbeygi A. Prevalence of spouse abuse and some affecting factors among women in Arak. J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2010;13(4):e79585.


Background: Violence against women is one of the social difficulties all over the world that has negative effects on other health prioritization such as mothers health، family planning and mental health. The purpose of this study was determining of the prevalence rate of spouse abuse and some affecting factors among women in Arak city.
Methods: An analytical and cross-sectional research was carried out on 1037 women in Arak city. Data was collected using a questionnaire include demographic information of men and women, type of violence such as; physical، emotional، verbal، economical and some affected factors. Data was analyzed using statistical ANOVA and Chi-square test and SPSS soft ware.
Results: The findings showed that the most common types of abuses were: emotional (64.6%), verbal (57.1%), economical (32.3%) and physical (26.8%). A significant correlation was found between violence and educational level, type of currier, income level, mental disorderes, addiction and number of Children (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The study showed that the most of women abused with a kind of violence. We concluded that family consultation and improving knowledge and educational level is necessary for women and girls before marriage in order to promote women’s health and decrease these problems.



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