Evaluating the psychosocial and mental health consequences of abuse among Jordanian women
AbstractThis cross-sectional, descriptive, correlational study evaluated the mental health consequences of abuse amongjordanian women. Standard tools were used to collect data from 93 abused women seeking help at a welfare centre in relation to forms of abuse, depression, coping, suicidal ideation, substance use, social support and self-efficacy. The most commonly reported form of abuse was psychological abuse. Applying the Beck Depression Inventory showed that 38.7% of the abused women had moderate to severe levels of depression. Although half the women had a low level of perceived social support, abused Jordanian women reported moderate to very high levels of self-efficacy and used coping more frequently than avoidance coping strategies. Using the Modified Scale for Suicide ldeation, 15.7% of the women reported that the desire for death was stronger than the desire for life. Abused women in mental health and psychosocial risks that could compromise their quality of life
Mansour, A.M. Hamdan, Constantino, R.E., Shishani, K.R., Safadi, R. & Banimustafa, R. (2012). Evaluating the psychosocial and mental health consequences of abuse among Jordanian women. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118297
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (3), 205-212, 2012
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