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JHC 2015, 17(4): 291-299 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of the Emotional States in Women with and without Domestic Violence Experience: Evaluating the Role of Women’s Emotional States in Predicting Violence
A Atadokht , R Zare
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Background & Objectives: Domestic violence is one of the most controversial issues in recent decade which has attracted the attention of researchers and can negatively affect many aspects of women's health especially their emotional states. The purpose of this study was the comparison of the emotional states in women with and without domestic violence and evaluation of the emotional states role on predicting violence against women.

Methods: The method was comparative and the study population included all women that referred to forensic medicine centre of Ardabil, Iran for violence in 2014. Ninety women (45 people for domestic violence group and 45 matched women from the city without violence) were selected by purposive sampling method.  Data were collected with BRUMS Emotional States Questionnaire and analyzed using ANOVA and logistic regression on SPSS v.18.

Results: The results showed that there were significant differences between women with and without violence regarding emotional states such as tension, depression, fatigue, confusion, peace and happiness (p<0.05). The results of regression analysis showed that 0.54- 0.74% of the violence reception variance explained by women emotional states (p<0.001).

Conclusion: These results indicated that we can do necessary actions such as stress and anxiety management training for high risk women after identification of them based on their emotional states in order to prevention and reduction of their bio-psychosocial problems.

Keywords: Domestic Violence, Emotional State, Women
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Type of Study: comparative | Subject: nursing
Received: 2015/08/31 | Accepted: 2016/04/19 | Published: 2017/02/7
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Atadokht A, Zare R. Comparison of the Emotional States in Women with and without Domestic Violence Experience: Evaluating the Role of Women’s Emotional States in Predicting Violence. JHC. 2015; 17 (4) :291-299
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