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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155093
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Domestic Violence during Pregnancy: Pakistani Women are in Danger
Abstract:
Domestic Violence during Pregnancy: Pakistani Women are in Danger
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Daruni, Shazmeen Razak
P.I. Institution Name:Aga Khan University School of Nursing
Title:BScN year-IV student
Co-Authors:Saira Amir Ali Khimani, BScN
[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] According to Jamila (Daily Times - July 12, 2007) over half a million women died annually during pregnancy and childbirth and 99% of such cases occurred in the developing countries. The situation is more horrible in Pakistan. Objectives To identify the effects of domestic violence during pregnancy on mother Method The literature review of four Pakistani studies included cross sectional surveys and literature review were studied from 2006-2007 and two other studies were reviewed highlighting the magnitude of this problem in developing countries. Result The reported effects of domestic violence during pregnancy include emotional 32.4%, physical 13.4% and sexual abuse 6.7% in Karachi, Pakistan. The physical effects include injuries, fractures, skeletal deformities and GI problems. Emotionally, women suffer from feelings of hopelessness, powerlessness, mistrust, mood swings, post traumatic stress disorders, generalized anxiety disorders, serious depressive conditions, suicidal thoughts, drug addiction and reach late for antenatal visits. The sexual impact includes forced abortion, vaginal lacerations, HIV and cytomegalovirus infections, bleeding and unintended pregnancy. However, more heartbreaking situation occurs when women's life have to pay the cost. Such complications include decreased fetal movement (20%), antepartum hemorrhage (13%), pregnancy induced hypertension (18%), obstructed labor (9%), pre-term labor (4%), and postpartum hemorrhage (2%) and emergency caesarean sections (44%) respectively (Friyal, Sadique, Razia and Anjum, 2006). Conclusion In conclusion, domestic violence is prevalent in Pakistan at an alarming rate. Annually an estimated one million pregnant Pakistani women are abused at least once during pregnancy. (Fariyal et al, 2006). Therefore, looking at the prevalence in Pakistan, health providers should realize this burden as domestic violence during pregnancy jeopardizes the maternal and fetal life. Moreover, Pakistani obstetricians should routinely screen pregnant women for any history of domestic violence during antennal visits. Limitation: Limited literature is present regarding the effects of domestic violence during pregnancy on fetus, in Pakistan.
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.titleDomestic Violence during Pregnancy: Pakistani Women are in Dangeren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155093-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Domestic Violence during Pregnancy: Pakistani Women are in Danger</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Daruni, Shazmeen Razak</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Aga Khan University School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">BScN year-IV student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">shazmeen_lucky@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Saira Amir Ali Khimani, BScN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] According to Jamila (Daily Times - July 12, 2007) over half a million women died annually during pregnancy and childbirth and 99% of such cases occurred in the developing countries. The situation is more horrible in Pakistan. Objectives To identify the effects of domestic violence during pregnancy on mother Method The literature review of four Pakistani studies included cross sectional surveys and literature review were studied from 2006-2007 and two other studies were reviewed highlighting the magnitude of this problem in developing countries. Result The reported effects of domestic violence during pregnancy include emotional 32.4%, physical 13.4% and sexual abuse 6.7% in Karachi, Pakistan. The physical effects include injuries, fractures, skeletal deformities and GI problems. Emotionally, women suffer from feelings of hopelessness, powerlessness, mistrust, mood swings, post traumatic stress disorders, generalized anxiety disorders, serious depressive conditions, suicidal thoughts, drug addiction and reach late for antenatal visits. The sexual impact includes forced abortion, vaginal lacerations, HIV and cytomegalovirus infections, bleeding and unintended pregnancy. However, more heartbreaking situation occurs when women's life have to pay the cost. Such complications include decreased fetal movement (20%), antepartum hemorrhage (13%), pregnancy induced hypertension (18%), obstructed labor (9%), pre-term labor (4%), and postpartum hemorrhage (2%) and emergency caesarean sections (44%) respectively (Friyal, Sadique, Razia and Anjum, 2006). Conclusion In conclusion, domestic violence is prevalent in Pakistan at an alarming rate. Annually an estimated one million pregnant Pakistani women are abused at least once during pregnancy. (Fariyal et al, 2006). Therefore, looking at the prevalence in Pakistan, health providers should realize this burden as domestic violence during pregnancy jeopardizes the maternal and fetal life. Moreover, Pakistani obstetricians should routinely screen pregnant women for any history of domestic violence during antennal visits. Limitation: Limited literature is present regarding the effects of domestic violence during pregnancy on fetus, in Pakistan.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:32:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:32:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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