Systematic review of violence against women

Mobasheri, Mahmoud. and Molavi Choobini, Zahra. and Mardanpour Shahrekordi, Elham. and Kiani, Sara. and Asadi Farsani, Elham. (2013) Systematic review of violence against women. Life Science Journal, 10 (4). pp. 3611-3619.


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Aim: Violence against women (VAW) all over the world threatens their physical, mental, and social status. This study attempts to systematically review VAW. Methods: First, a search strategy was designed based on keywords and Mesh system. Then, different search engines such as ScienceDirect, Pubmed, World Health Organization, Google Scholar, Iranmedex, Magiran, and SID were used to carry out an extensive search. Quality assessments were done on the results of the search and finally, articles in different groups were classified based on the analyzed subjects and result contents. Findings: After the quality of articles was analyzed, 270 articles were selected which were within the research framework. Of these articles, 125 articles were in English and 140 articles were in Persian. The articles were categorized into four groups. All these articles examined the issue of VAW. 172 articles were about VAW and its effect on health, 26 articles were in areas of VAW and juridical and legal aspects, 36 articles were about VAW and its cultural aspects and 31 articles were related to VAW and its economic repercussions. Conclusion: VAW was observed in all countries and nearly in all social, economic, racial, geographical classes and among all age groups. Although this issue has been examined in its different aspects and by different organizations, it is continuously occurring all over the world. The results of this study showed that these articles did not offer any appropriate strategy to deal with this predicament. Thus, national and international research about the present issue and interventional and practical studies are still required.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Violence against women (VAW); physical; mental; social
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Epidemiology
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Social Determinants of Health Research Center
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Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 06:10
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 05:10

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