It has been suggested that domestic violence is not only highly prevalent and associated with significant morbidity, but that it is also overlocked by medical practiconers.
Depite the few studies have focused on domestic violence in the South African setting so that there is a paucity of data have on its prevalence, phenomenology, and associated psychopathology.
Sixton general practimers from the South African Sentinel Practitioner Research Network (SASPREN) screened all then tentaie patients aged is years of older for a 3-month period (N=1 050).
A sociodemographic questionnaire was completed, and symptoms of post-transmatic strese disorder (PTSD) and major depression were assessed, both in subjects with a tustory of domestic violence and to a control group without such a history.
21.5% of patients reported a history of domestic violence et screening Patients and control did not differ significantly in terms of age or race.
However, patients with a history of domestic violence were significantly more likely to be married, not to have begun a high-school education, and to be working outalde the home.
Both PTSO and major depression were significantly more common patients with a history of domestic violence (33.3% and 48.2% respectively) than as controls (2.6% and 11.4% respectively). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Femelle, Victimologie, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Médecin généraliste, Dépistage, Complication, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Psychopathologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Female, Victimology, Epidemiology, Prevalence, General practitioner, Medical screening, Complication, South Africa(Republic), Africa, Psychopathology, Human
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Cote : 99-0408491
Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 22/03/2000.