alexa Prevalence of Domestic Violence among Pregnant Women Attending Primary Health Care Clinics in Gaza
ISSN: 2471-2701

Clinical and Experimental Psychology
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Research Article

Prevalence of Domestic Violence among Pregnant Women Attending Primary Health Care Clinics in Gaza

Eslam Farhat Murtaja1 and Abdel Aziz Thabet2*

1MPH, Community Mental Health, Al Quds University, Palestine

2Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Al Quds University, School of Public- Consultant Psychiatrist at Child and Family Training and Counseling Center, Gaza, Palestine

*Corresponding Author:
Thabet AA
Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry
Al Quds University
School of Public- Consultant Psychiatrist at Child and Family
Training and Counseling Center
Gaza, Palestine
Tel: + 00970599604400
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: June 19, 2017; Accepted Date: June 22, 2017; Published Date: June 29, 2017

Citation: Murtaja EF, Thabet AA (2017) Prevalence of Domestic Violence among Pregnant Women Attending Primary Health Care Clinics in Gaza. Clin Exp Psychol 3: 156. doi: 10.4172/2471-2701.1000156

Copyright: © 2017 Murtaja EF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Aim: The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence of domestic violence, among pregnant women attending primary health care clinics in Gaza Strip. Method: Descriptive analytic, cross sectional design. The sample consisted of 400 pregnant women from the five governorates of Gaza Strip. Tools of the study included socio-demographic characteristic questionnaire and Conflict Tactics Scale. Results: The study showed that psychological assault reported by pregnant women was 6.11%, physical assault was 2.8%, physical injury was 1.3%, and sexual assault was 0.4%. However, psychological assault was significantly higher in women living in camps than women living in cities or villages, women in age group of 36 and above years, uneducated women, uneducated husbands, and having 8 and more children. Moreover, physical assault was significantly more in uneducated women and in women in families with 8 and more. While, physical injury was significantly more in women with uneducated husbands and families with 8 and more children. Clinical implications: Our study showed that pregnant Palestinian women exposed to physical violence and psychological violence. More specific programs should be established in Gaza to enable women of using new coping strategies with difficulties. Also, training programs including primary health care professional such physicians, nurses, social service experts, and midwives should be provide to enable them of early detection of victims of violence and provide social support to these women.


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