International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Psychological and Physical Problems Faced by the Pregnant Women Who Were Subjected to Violence by Their Husbands in Turkey
Nuriye Buyukkayaci Duman

Aim: This study was conducted to determine physical and psychological problems faced by the pregnant women
who were subjected to violence by their husbands.
Method: The population of the research was consisted of 200 pregnant women who visited Pregnant Women
Follow-up Polyclinics of Çorum State Hospital and were chosen using simple random sampling method between
May 2011 and July 2011. The data were gathered using Data Collection Tool for Descriptive Characteristics of
Pregnant Women, Form of Identification of Domestic Violence and Beck Depression Inventory and were analyzed
using percentages and Chi-square Test in a computerized environment.
Findings: It was found out in the study that one of the ten pregnant women was subjected to violence by their
husbands. It was observed that all of the women suffered from physical problems and most of them (88.0%)
experienced psychological problems due to physical/sexual violence undergone. The analysis performed
demonstrated that there was a statistically significant correlation between violence-experience during pregnancy
and depression-experience.

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