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Title: Psychiatric morbidity and its sociodemographic correlates among women in Irbid, Jordan
Authors: Daradkeh, T.K.
Alawan, A.
Al Ma'aitah, R.
Otoom, S.A.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: The rate of psychiatric morbidity and its sociodemographic correlates was estimated in 2000 women attending 3 primary care centres in Irbid, Jordan. Women completed standardized diagnostic tools that yielded psychiatric diagnoses, a stress scale and sociodemographic details. The rate of psychiatric morbidity was 26.3% and psychological distress 39.0%. A significant association was found between the amount and severity of stress and psychiatric morbidity. Post-marital status [separated, divorced, widowed], woman's illiteracy, family violence, violent marital relationship, living independently, being in a non-cousin marriage, being a second wife, poor housing and absence of a social support system were significantly associated with psychiatric morbidity in this group of women
Description: S107-S117
Keywords: Demography
Socioeconomic Factors
Social Support
Subject: Community Psychiatry
ISSN: 1020-3397
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