Psychological and Physical Problems Faced by the Pregnant Women Who Were Subjected to Violence by Their Husbands in Turkey

Duman, Nuriye Buyukkayaci
November 2012
International Journal of Humanities & Social Science;Nov2012, Vol. 2 Issue 22, p231
Academic Journal
Aim: This study was conducted to determine physical and psychological problems faced by the pregnant women who were subjected to violence by their husbands. Method: The population of the research was consisted of 200 pregnant women who visited Pregnant Women Follow-up Polyclinics of Çorum State Hospital and were selected using simple random sampling method between May 2011 and July 2011. The data were gathered using Data Collection Tool for Descriptive Characteristics of Pregnant Women, Form of Identification of Domestic Violence and Beck Depression Inventory and were analyzed using percentages and Chi-square Test in a computerized environment. Findings: It was found out in the study that one of the ten pregnant women was subjected to violence by their husbands. It was observed that all of the women suffered from physical problems and most of them (88.0%) experienced psychological problems due to physical/sexual violence undergone. The analysis performed demonstrated that there was a statistically significant correlation between violence-experience during pregnancy and depression-experience. Result: It was seen in the study that all of the women who were subjected to physical/sexual violence by their husbands suffered from physical problems and most of them (88.0%) experienced psychological problems.


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