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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150842
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Can Pregnancy Protect Women from Violence, or Not?
Abstract:
Can Pregnancy Protect Women from Violence, or Not?
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Ozdemir, Serpil, MSc
P.I. Institution Name:Gulhane Military Medical Academy
Title:Doctoral student
Co-Authors:Tulay Ortabag, PhD
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: To identify how victimization changed during pregnancy and to explore the perceptions and attitudes of pregnant women and their partner(s) about violence against pregnant women and to examine the factors that are important predictors of the risk of abuse. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted with 252 pregnant and their partner(s), who were attending an obstetrics and gynecology outpatient clinic, at GMMA, in Ankara, were interviewed using the questionnaire that was prepared by the researchers to investigate their perceptions and attitudes of IPV. Questionnaire is including socio demographics, perceptions and attitudes of IPV, witnessing IPV violence, being a victim of violence, and alcohol consumption. Number and percentage were used in the statistical evaluation of data and Chi square test for significance was used in the statistical evaluation of correlations between dependent and independent variables. Results: In the current study, 12 percent of partner(s) reported that they used violence against their pregnant partner(s) before pregnancy and 8% of partner used violence during pregnancy. Eighty-seven percent of all of the participants perceived physical violence as violence against women while 92% all of participants did not perceive verbal, economical, emotional violence as against violence toward women. We found that partner(s) who consumed alcohol and those who had a low level of income were more likely to use violence. Conclusion: Implications from the results include the development of more inclusive violence prevention and intervention programs aimed addressing the perpetration of IPV. Nurses in obstetrics and gynecology outpatient clinic have an important role to play in screening women for abuse in their lives. The goals of the screening are to interrupt ongoing violence against women, ameliorate the effects of past and current violence, and prevent future abuse.
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.titleCan Pregnancy Protect Women from Violence, or Not?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150842-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Can Pregnancy Protect Women from Violence, or Not?</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ozdemir, Serpil, MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Gulhane Military Medical Academy</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ortabagt@gmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Tulay Ortabag, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: To identify how victimization changed during pregnancy and to explore the perceptions and attitudes of pregnant women and their partner(s) about violence against pregnant women and to examine the factors that are important predictors of the risk of abuse. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted with 252 pregnant and their partner(s), who were attending an obstetrics and gynecology outpatient clinic, at GMMA, in Ankara, were interviewed using the questionnaire that was prepared by the researchers to investigate their perceptions and attitudes of IPV. Questionnaire is including socio demographics, perceptions and attitudes of IPV, witnessing IPV violence, being a victim of violence, and alcohol consumption. Number and percentage were used in the statistical evaluation of data and Chi square test for significance was used in the statistical evaluation of correlations between dependent and independent variables. Results: In the current study, 12 percent of partner(s) reported that they used violence against their pregnant partner(s) before pregnancy and 8% of partner used violence during pregnancy. Eighty-seven percent of all of the participants perceived physical violence as violence against women while 92% all of participants did not perceive verbal, economical, emotional violence as against violence toward women. We found that partner(s) who consumed alcohol and those who had a low level of income were more likely to use violence. Conclusion: Implications from the results include the development of more inclusive violence prevention and intervention programs aimed addressing the perpetration of IPV. Nurses in obstetrics and gynecology outpatient clinic have an important role to play in screening women for abuse in their lives. The goals of the screening are to interrupt ongoing violence against women, ameliorate the effects of past and current violence, and prevent future abuse.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:44:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:44:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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