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Title: Evaluating the psychosocial and mental health consequences of abuse among Jordanian women
Authors: Mansour, A.M. Hamdan
Constantino, R.E.
Shishani, K.R.
Safadi, R.
Banimustafa, R.
Issue Date: 2012
Language: English
Abstract: This 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
Description: 205-212
Keywords: Mental Health
Cross-Sectional Studies
Self Efficacy
Spouse Abuse
Subject: Battered Women
ISSN: 1020-3397
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