author={Wasim Maziak and Taghrid Asfar},
  journal={Health Care for Women International},
  pages={313 - 326}
Violence against women is a vicious practice present in all societies. Yet data about its occurrence and associated factors are scarce in the Arab world. In this study, we attempt to determine the spread of physical abuse and its sociodemographic correlates among low-income women in Aleppo, Syria. A sample of 411 women was recruited from 8 randomly selected primary care centers in Aleppo. Response rate was 97%, mean age of participants 28 ± 8 years, and most women (88%) were married. A special… 
Domestic Violence against Women in Jordan: Evidence from Health Clinics
The study shows a high prevalence of IPV against women during the past year, and a high rate of justifications for wife beating, and increasing women’s empowerment through work outside the home may protect women from violent behavior in this context.
Intimate partner violence against women in the Erbil city of the Kurdistan region, Iraq
There is a high prevalence of intimate partner violence, in particular emotional abuse behavior, against the women attending hospitals in Erbil, the main city of the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
Violence against Women by Their Intimate Partners in Shahroud in Northeastern Region of Iran
Some socioeconomic characteristics such as educational level, occupational status of men, heavy smoking and drug abusing are associated with the occurrence of violence against one’s intimate partner.
Factors associated with domestic violence: a cross-sectional survey among women in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Many factors are associated with DV against women, thereby highlighting the need to design effective DV prevention programmes, according to the results of logistic regression.
Factors Associated with Women's Attitude towards Spousal Abuse: The Case of Zambia
Analysis of secondary data from the 2007 Zambia Demographic Health Survey suggests that age, marital duration, place of residence, wealth index, partner's wife andhusband's educational level, number of children and husband's alcohol consumption contributed to justification of spousal battering.
Domestic violence among Omani women: prevalence, risk factors and help-seeking behaviour.
Emotional and physical domestic violence against women is common in Oman and is associated with poor health outcomes and addressing domestic violence in Oman is important and requires collaboration between different sectors.
Wife abuse: a hidden problem. A study among Saudi women attending PHC centres.
  • A. Tashkandi, F. Rasheed
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit
  • 2009
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to measure the prevalence, severity and type of wife abuse experienced by ever-married women attending primary health centres in Medina, Saudi Arabia. Women
Prevalence and Risk Factors for Abuse among Saudi Females, KSA
The abuse showed a high prevalence rate (36%) indicating high ignorance of female rights as well as increasing the range of abuse allover KSA, where being working, low education of female and husband and poor income were related to high abuse levels.
Angry wives, abusive husbands: relationship between domestic violence and psychosocial variables.
Risk Factors for Spousal Physical Violence Against Women in Saudi Arabia
Husband-specific risk factors including alcohol or drug addiction, unemployment, control of wealth in the family, and physical aggression toward other men were significant predictors for SPV in women frequenting primary health care clinics in Saudi Arabia.


Socio-demographic correlates of psychiatric morbidity among low-income women in Aleppo, Syria.
The impact of domestic violence on women's mental health
This longitudinal study aimed to establish a firmer scientific basis for recognition and treatment of post‐traumatic psychiatric morbidity associated with domestic violence and found that one‐third of the psychiatric diagnoses were attributable to domestic violence.
Domestic violence and mental health: correlates and conundrums within and across cultures.
Violence against women: global scope and magnitude
Violence against women: a priority health issue.
It is estimated that violence against women is as serious a cause of death and incapacity among women of reproductive age as cancer and a greater cause of ill-health than traffic accidents and malaria combined.
Violence against women.
The broadcast of a 10-year-old Egyptian girl undergoing female genital mutilation is shown to have caused influential religious leaders and medical personnel to defend FGM and, thus, led to postponement of a bill to outlaw FGM.
Mental and physical health effects of intimate partner violence on women and children.
Violent Assault, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Depression
To test the hypothesis that rates of cigarette use might be expected to be greater in individuals experiencing events that produce negative affect, such as assault, a national sample of women aged 18 and older was assessed.
Risk marker analysis of the cessation and persistence of wife assault.
Factor analysis indicated that marital conflict, socioeconomic status (SES), and witnessing violence in the family of origin were the most powerful discriminators of these groups.