Experience of Partner's Violence among Married Women in a Squatter Settlement of Karachi, Pakistan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148827
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Experience of Partner's Violence among Married Women in a Squatter Settlement of Karachi, Pakistan
Abstract:
Experience of Partner's Violence among Married Women in a Squatter Settlement of Karachi, Pakistan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Ali, Tazeen Saeed, MSc, RN
P.I. Institution Name:The Aga Khan University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Neelofar Sami, MBBS
[Scientific session research presentation] This study investigated the wife experience of verbal and physical violence from their husbands, aimed to estimate the prevalence of interpersonal violence and to identify the reasons among women in squatter settlements of Karachi, Pakistan. The data was collected using a cross-sectional study design, by structured interviewing 400 currently married women. Seventy percent (283) of the study subjects reported verbal violence while 25% (100) women reported for physical violence. Women felt mental pressure due to verbal violence as 89% (253/283). The main reasons for physical violence were: in-laws (26%), wife arguing 24%, stopping husband for smoking 17%, taunting the children by the husbands/ in-laws 14%, financial constraints 13%, house-hold chores 7%, stopping the husbands for any thing by wife 6%, women had abortion 5%, followed by others.  This study revealed the high prevalence of verbal and physical interpersonal violence, which needs the attention of community health nurses and policy makers. There is a need to provide awareness among the society through integrating in the present health care system by screening and management of partner?s violence.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExperience of Partner's Violence among Married Women in a Squatter Settlement of Karachi, Pakistanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148827-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Experience of Partner's Violence among Married Women in a Squatter Settlement of Karachi, Pakistan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ali, Tazeen Saeed, MSc,&nbsp;RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Aga Khan University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tazeen_ali2001@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Neelofar Sami, MBBS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] This study investigated the wife experience of verbal and physical violence from their husbands, aimed to estimate the prevalence of interpersonal violence and to identify the reasons among women in squatter settlements of Karachi, Pakistan. The data was collected using a cross-sectional study design, by structured interviewing 400 currently married women. Seventy percent (283) of the study subjects reported verbal violence while 25% (100) women reported for physical violence. Women felt mental pressure due to verbal violence as 89% (253/283). The main reasons for physical violence were: in-laws (26%), wife arguing 24%, stopping husband for smoking 17%, taunting the children by the husbands/ in-laws 14%, financial constraints 13%, house-hold chores 7%, stopping the husbands for any thing by wife 6%, women had abortion 5%, followed by others.&nbsp; This study revealed the high prevalence of verbal and physical interpersonal violence, which needs the attention of community health nurses and policy makers. There is a need to provide awareness among the society through integrating in the present health care system by screening and management of partner?s violence.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:51:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:51:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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