Volume 22, Issue 2 (10-2012)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2012, 22(2): 25-32 | Back to browse issues page

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Sotodeh Navroi S O, Zeinali S, Khasteganan N. Relationship between spouse abuse, social support and perceived stress in women with ‎addicted and non-addicted husbands in Rasht city. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2012; 22 (2) :25-32
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Introduction: Spouse abuse is a major human health and lawful problem and it refers to any violent ‎sex related behavior that results in women’s physical, sexual and mental suffering. In attention that ‎spouse abuse has complications and unsatisfactory social and family outcomes, it is necessary to ‎identify factors which hinder family function.

‎ Objective: The study assessed and compared the relationship between spouse abuse, social support ‎and perceived stress in women with addicted and non-addicted husbands in Rasht city.‎

 Method: This is a descriptive analytical study. The sample consisted of ‎‏100‏‎ women (‎‏50‏‎ with ‎addicted husbands and ‎‏50‏‎ with non-addicted husbands) who were selected by convenience ‎sampling and answered the questionnaires of perceived stress, social support, and spouse abuse. The ‎data was analyzed using statistical tests of independent T test, and correlation.

‎ Result: The analyzed data showed that there was a significant difference between variables of ‎spouse abuse and its subscales ( physical, emotional, sexual, behavioral), social support, perceived ‎stress, and its subscales(tangible support, emotional support, giving information, kindness, social ‎interaction and total perceived stress score) in women with addicted and non-addicted husbands ‎‎(p<‎‏0.01‏‎).‎

Conclusion: The results showed that the amount of social support, perceived stress and spouse ‎abuse is different between women with addicted husbands and women with non-addicted ‎husbands. Therefore, training programs are more required for making a supportive environment to ‎reduce vulnerability and damage on families with addicted individuals. ‎

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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/2 | Accepted: 2014/08/2 | Published: 2014/08/2

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