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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Perception of intimate partner violence among women seeking care in the primary healthcare network in Sao Paulo state, Brazil
Author: Mathias, AKRA
Bedone, A
Osis, MJD
Fernandes, AMS
Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the prevalence and perception of intimate partner violence (IPV) among women in the primary healthcare network in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Methods: In a cross-sectional descriptive study conducted between August 2008 and May 2009 in Sao Paulo state, Brazil, sociodemographic variables (age, education, ethnicity, paid employment, religion, marital status, economic stratum), experiences of IPV (physical, sexual, psychological), and women's perception of violence were compared among 2379 women attending primary healthcare units. Statistical analysis was performed via chi(2) test, Student t test, and multiple logistic regression (odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals) to determine interrelations between the type and perception of violence. Results: The overall prevalence of IPV was 55.7%, whereas that of psychological, physical, and sexual violence was 53.8%, 32.2%, and 12.4%, respectively; however, only 48.7% of women who experienced IPV had perceived this violence. The perception of IPV was highest for sexual violence (76.3%), followed by physical (64.7%) and psychological (49.7%) violence. Conclusion: The results showed that, among women within the primary healthcare network in the state of Sao Paulo, a high percentage had experienced some form of IPV during their lifetime but the rate of self-perception of IPV was low. (C) 2013 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: Awareness
Intimate partner violence
Country: Irlanda
Editor: Elsevier Ireland Ltd
Citation: International Journal Of Gynecology & Obstetrics. Elsevier Ireland Ltd, v. 121, n. 3, n. 214, n. 217, 2013.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2012.12.019
Date Issue: 2013
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