DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: SECTIONAL STUDY IN KONYA | 55683
Occupational Medicine & Health Affairs
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Violence against women is a human right violation affecting women all over the world and is a public health problem. The aim
of this study; to investigate the prevalence of domestic violence against women over the age of 18 in Konya-Meram. Prepared
questionnaire was administered to 261 women who applying to randomly select 9 family health centers from Konya-Meram between
1 April-29 May 2015. The average age of the women in the study, 35.4 ±11.2 is, 66.7% were married, 19.2% smoking, 8.4% were using
alcohol. Participants women's 3/4 was noted that the total income of families in the middle level. The mean age spouses of participants
was 42.1±10.2. 39.3% of the spouse were university graduates. The incidence of physical violence in women participating in the
survey 43.3%. In participating in the survey incidence of psychological violence is 27.6%. While incidence of economic violence
23.8%, the incidence of sexual violence 5%, exposure to any type of violence 51%, all types of violence exposure found 3.4%. Most
people who apply violence was spouses with 46.3% rate. Women whose use spouse alcohol (p = 0.001), spouses who have been
exposed to violence in childhood (p <0.001), also smoking (p <0.001) and alcohol (p = 0.014) using and his relationship with his wife
badly identifies (p = 0.014) all types of violence were more significant. 1 out of every 2 women in the study were found to be exposed
to any type of violence. People exposed to violence are applied more violence. This situation creates a vicious circle.
Tahir Kemal Şahin has been Graduated from Faculty of Medicine in İstanbul University, as Medical Doctor, with the specialties including Internal Medicine, Social and Community Medicine and Public Health. Later on he obtained his post-graduation from University of Selcuk Faculty of Medicine with subjects Public Health and then started working at The University of Konya Necmettin Erbakan Faculty of Medicine Public Health Department where she has continued his research. Presently he has been working at the Necmettin Erbakan Faculty of Medicine Public Health Department.