Factors associated with violence against women by an intimate partner in Northeast Brazil

Larissa Alves De Araújo Lima, Claudete Ferreira De Souza Monteiro, Benevina Maria Vilar Texeira Nunes, Fernando José Guedes Da Silva Júnior, Márcia Astrês Fernandes, Shazia Zafar, Manoel Antônio Dos Santos, Christopher Wagstaff, Alessandra Diehl, Sandra Cristina Pillon

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Abstract

This study examined the prevalence, and associated factors, of violence against women by an intimate partner amongst 369 women who attended nursing consultations at primary care centres in Northeast Brazil. Socio-demographic variables, substance use, mental health and the forms of violence were analysed. IPV was a reality for 65.4% of the women of reproductive age seen in the centres. IPV, including psychological violence, is associated with age, education and religion, particularly amongst female cannabis users whose partners were also substance users. Primary care providers are in a position to detect, screen, counsel and treat women who experience IPV.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-677
JournalArchives of Psychiatric Nursing
Volume35
Issue number6
Early online date22 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Mental health
  • Substance use
  • Primary care
  • Women

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