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Broader definitions of the type of violence. Another reason is that the cultural background of male dominated societies further raises the prevalence of violence against women.Physical violenceMore than half of women in this study experienced at least one form of emotional abuse. The additional items of threatening to divorce and threatening to remarry represent aspects of emotional abuse that are
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Four "often" reported symptoms were urinary frequency (52.2 ), tiredness (45.5 ), poor sleep (27.5 ) and back pain (19.5 ). Among the women surveyed, 16.2 claimed to sometimes or often be incontinent. Referrals to the incontinence nurse increased > 8 fold during the study period. Conclusions: The PSI provides a comprehensive inventory of pregnancy related symptoms, with a mechanism for assessing
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D are predominantly associated with normal physiological changes that occur during this time. Much of the literature reports on one or two specific symptoms but does not examine the range of potential symptoms possible during this time [1,2]. The need for such an instrument became apparent when designing our pregnancy intervention study [3]. Lifestyle and other interventions during pregnancy have
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Of cases of emotional distress were attributed to IPV [40]. Studies in New Zeland and Spain and the WHO multi-country study, however, revealed negative association between partners' violence and mental health [41]. As the children who live in violent homes are at increased risk of child abuse [42], increased attention is now being focused on the children who witness domestic violence. Research est
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Dents of domestic violence of women, 46 sustained minor physical injuries, 20 moderate physical injuries and 6 severe physical injuries [39]. In Ireland, a study found that 46 of women attending the general practice who experienced violent behavior had been injured [22].The proportion of emotional distress and suicidal thought behaviors and attempts among physically abused women this study was
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Sical IPV in this study (35.5 ) is within the range of prevalence in some areas investigated in the WHO multi-country study across different cultures and socio-economic settings (30 -40 ) such as Namibia, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Thailand, Tanzania, Brazil, and Australia [23,29]. It is slightly lower than those reported among women attending general health practice in Ireland 39 [22], Sanandaj ci
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Broader definitions of the type of violence. Another reason is that the cultural background of male dominated societies further raises the prevalence of violence against women.Physical violenceMore than half of women in this study experienced at least one form of emotional abuse. The additional items of threatening to divorce and threatening to remarry represent aspects of emotional abuse that are
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S or medical doctors for their gynecological symptoms [29]. This argument is in line with the findings that women had to visit many health facilities for several times before being finally referred to diagnostic center. The structure of health care system, referral mechanism, socio-cultural factors, knowledge level of health care provider and asymmetric relationship between health care provider an

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