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Title: A study of domestic violence among women attending a medical centre in Sudan
Authors: Ahmed, A.M.
El Mardi, A.E.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
Abstract: To investigate domestic violence in the Sudanese family, we studied 394 literate, married women attending the Arda Medical Centre, Omdurman, from October 2001 to February 2002. Through self-administered questionnaires, the women provided data on sociodemographic characteristics and abuse by the husb and. Abuse was reported by 164 women [41.6%], who suffered 525 violent episodes in the previous year, classified into controlling behaviour [194], threatening behaviour [169] and physical violence [162]. Frequency of violent episodes varied from 1 [25%] to > 6 [20.7%]. Violence during pregnancy was reported by 27 women [16.5%]. Provoking events included suspicion of illicit relations, talking back and inadequate home care. Common reactions reported by the women included staying quiet, crying and resistance
Description: 164-174
Keywords: Academic Medical Centers
Adaptation, Psychological
Age Distribution
Age Factors
Case-Control Studies
Educational Status
Socioeconomic Status
Subject: Spouse Abuse
ISSN: 1020-3397
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