Impact of Psychological Violence on Pregnancy Outcomes in a Prospective Study

AUTHORS

Fatemeh Abdollahi 1 , Farideh Rezaie Abhari 2 , Jamshid Yazdani Charati 3 , Samad Rouhani 4 , *

1 Department of Public Health, School of Health, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

2 Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

3 Psychiatry and Behavioral Research Center, Addiction Institute, Department of Statistics, School of Health, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

4 Department of Public Health, School of Health, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran. Address: Payambar Azam Campus, Farah Abad Rd., PO Box: 48188., Sari, Iran

How to Cite: Abdollahi F, Rezaie Abhari F, Yazdani Charati J , Rouhani S. Impact of Psychological Violence on Pregnancy Outcomes in a Prospective Study, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2014 ; 8(3):22-7.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 8 (3); 22-7
Published Online: September 30, 2014
Article Type: Original Article
Received: October 01, 2013
Revised: May 05, 2014
Accepted: June 06, 2014

Crossmark

CHEKING

READ FULL TEXT
Abstract

Objective: Violence during pregnancy has been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. This study aimed to explore the link between psychological violence (PSV) and pregnancy outcomes in terms of maternal and birth for the first time in women attending Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (MUMS) primary health centers (PHCs) in Iran.

Methods: Prospective cohort of 1461 pregnant women exposed and non-exposed to PSV was followed until the pregnancy outcome. Modified Intimate Partner Violence, demographic and pregnancy outcomes questionnaires were administered face-to-face. Logistic regression analysis was down to estimate independent effects of the PSV on pregnancy outcomes.

Results: More than half of the women (69.9%) reported PSV during pregnancy. The differences between the two groups in reference with pregnancy complication did not reach statistical significance. Premature rapture of membrane was the only outcome that was independently associated with PSV.

Conclusion: PSV in pregnancy was frequent in our study. Although the lack of adverse pregnancy outcome following PSV was observed in this study, intervention is required to prevent the effect of violence on women and child health.

Declaration of interest: None.

Citation: Abdollahi F, Rezaie Abhari F, Yazdani Charati J, Rouhani S. Impact of psycho

Keywords

Outcomes Pregnancy Psychological Violence

© 0, Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.

Fulltext

Full text is available in the PDF.

References

  • 1.

    References are available in the PDF.

  • COMMENTS

    LEAVE A COMMENT HERE: