Volume 13, Issue 4 (vol-4 2008)                   Intern Med Today 2008, 13(4): 51-58 | Back to browse issues page

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Bagherzadeh R, Keshavarz T, Sharif F, Dehbashi S, Tabatabaei H. Relationship between Domestic Violence during pregnancy and Complications of Pregnancy, type of delivery and birth weight on delivered women in hospital affiliated to Shiraz university of Medical Sciences. Intern Med Today 2008; 13 (4) :51-58
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Background and Aim: It was to examine possible correlations between domestic violence during pregnancy, and maternal complications, types of delivery and birth weight. Materials and Methods: 400 women without a history of psychological or medical disorder or medial and accident injuries delivering their babies at Zainabieh and Hafez hospitals, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences were asked to complete a questionnaire consisting of questions in regards to demographic characteristics, history and complications of previous and current pregnancy and domestic violence questions. Results: The rate of psychological, physical, social, economical, and sexual violence were 47.5%, 22%, 13.5%, 23% and 22.3%, respectively. There were significant correlations between such violence, and vaginal bleeding, hospitalization, preterm delivery, emergency cesarean section and low birth weight. Conclusion The findings indicate that domestic violence might led to complications of pregnancy and low birth weight. Therefore measure to reduce such violence is vital to pregnancy and its outcome.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Internal Medicine
Received: 2008/08/24 | Published: 2008/01/15

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