Clinical and Experimental Psychology

Abdel Aziz Thabet

Abdel Aziz Thabet

School of Public- Consultant Psychiatrist at Child and Family Training and Counseling Center, Gaza
Southern Nigeria

  • Research Article
    Prevalence of Domestic Violence among Pregnant Women Attending Primary Health Care Clinics in Gaza
    Author(s): Eslam Farhat Murtaja and Abdel Aziz ThabetEslam Farhat Murtaja and Abdel Aziz Thabet

    Aim: The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence of domestic violence, among pregnant women attending primary health care clinics in Gaza Strip. Method: Descriptive analytic, cross sectional design. The sample consisted of 400 pregnant women from the five governorates of Gaza Strip. Tools of the study included socio-demographic characteristic questionnaire and Conflict Tactics Scale. Results: The study showed that psychological assault reported by pregnant women was 6.11%, physical assault was 2.8%, physical injury was 1.3%, and sexual assault was 0.4%. However, psychological assault was significantly higher in women living in camps than women living in cities or villages, women in age group of 36 and above years, uneducated women, uneducated husbands, and having 8 and more children. Moreover, physical assault was significantly more in uneducated women and in women in families.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2471-2701.1000156

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