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Title: Wife abuse: a hidden problem. A study among Saudi women attending PHC centres
Authors: Tashkandi, A.A.
Rasheed, P.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to measure the prevalence, severity and type of wife abuse experienced by ever-married women attending primary health centres in Medina, Saudi Arabia. Women were interviewed in private at health centres using a questionnaire which included items from the Modified Conflict Tactic Scale, Kansas Marital Scale and the lie scale of the Minnesota Multiphase Personality Inventory. Of 689 eligible women, 25.7% reported physical abuse and 32.8% emotional abuse without physical violence. Of those physically abused, 36.7% suffered minor and 63.3% severe incidents. The lifetime prevalence of abuse among the women was 57.7%. Only 36.7% of 109 abused women had informed and discussed the issue with their primary care physician
Description: 1242-1253
Keywords: Women
Primary Health Care
Cross-Sectional Studies
Prevalence
Questionnaires
Subject: Spouse Abuse
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117755
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1505/15_5_2009_1242_1253.pdf
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