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The Effect of Education Given to Midwifes and Nurses on Their Attitudes of Domestic Violence against Women

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Dr.Öğr.Üyesi, Atatürk Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Doğum, Kadın Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Hemşireliği AD

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Atatürk Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Kampus/ Erzurum

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Atatürk Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Ebelik Bölümü

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Atatürk Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Kampüs/Erzurum

Arch Health Sci Res 2015; 2: 138-148
DOI: 10.17681/hsp.37772
Read: 2852 Downloads: 949 Published: 18 December 2019

Aim: The objective of this study was to determine the effect of education received by midwives and nurses on their attitudes regarding the violence against women. Material and Method: The study was conducted as an experimental model with pretest-posttest experimental and control group. The population of the study consisted of midwives and nurses working in 18 Family Health Centers in the city center of Erzurum. All midwives and nurses (84 individuals) who agreed to participate in the study were included in the study without selecting any sample group. A pretest was performed to midwives and nurses in the experimental and control groups. And then the midwives and nurses in the experimental group were trained about the violence against women and at the end of the training, they were given training manuals. Once the trainings were over, a posttest was performed to the experimental and control group. The “Questionnaire form”, “Attitude towards Violence Scale” and “Scale of the Attitude of Medical Personnel towards the Occupational Roles of Violated Women” were used to collect the data. Results: It was observed that the midwives and nurses in the experimental group had considerably lower posttest mean scores in all subscales and the overall Attitude towards Violence Scale, compared to the pretest mean scores (p<0.001). It was also observed that the midwives and nurses in the experimental group had considerably lower posttest mean scores in all subscales and the overall scale of the attitude of medical personnel towards the occupational roles of violated women, compared to the pretest mean scores (p<0.001). Conclusion: It was determined that the training about the violence against women decreased the traditional attitudes of midwives and nurses regarding their occupational roles towards violence and the violated women.

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