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Dolatian M, Gharache M, Ahmadi M, Shams J, Alavi Majd H. Relationship between partner abuse during pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes. hmj. 2010; 13 (4) :261-269
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-152-en.html

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Introduction: Abuse in pregnancy could be a risk factor for poor pregnancy outcomes. Abuse during pregnancy effecting mother may impair the health of fetus directly or indirectly. This study was designed to determine the relationship between abuse in pregnancy and pregnancy outcome in pregnant referred to Gachsaran hospital, Iran.
Methods: This descriptive study was conducted on 500 pregnant women attending Gachsaran hospitals chosen by convenience sampling. A questionnaire consisting of demographic characteristics of samples and their partners, abuse screening and information of pregnancy outcome was administered. Validity and reliability of tool was respectively done using content validity and test retest. By using SPSS software, t-test, exact Fisher test, Mann Whitney and Chi-square tests were used for statistical analysis.
Results: The results showed significant correlations between pregnancy abuse and maternal (only abortion and preterm birth) and fetal outcome such as and fetal death (P<0.05).
Conclusion: We showed that the necessity of care to women health, PROM, low birth weight, especially during pregnancy, and a decrease in abuse improves adverse outcome on pregnant women. Routine screening program to eliminate pregnancy abuse is required.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/19

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