Prevalence of Suicide Attempts Among Battered Women

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Ali Hameed Saeed, Kareem Sajit


Objectives: The study aims to identify prevalence the of suicide attempts among battered women.
Methodology: A descriptive correlational study was conducted in hospitals in the city of Babylon during the period from December 2022 to April 2023 on a sample of 130 battered women. The validity of the questionnaire was verified by presenting it to experts, and its reliability was verified through a pilot study. Data analysis was carried out using SPSS, version 26.
Results: The results showed that (45.4%) of the battered women reported an average moderate level of suicide attempts, and (19.2%) were associated with a high level of suicide attempts. The study also found a relationship between the severity of domestic violence and suicide attempts. The study found a statistically significant relationship between suicide attempts. Age, marital status, age of marriage, years of marriage,
Conclusions: The study concluded that domestic violence affects suicide attempts among battered women.
Recommendations: Conduct more studies on suicide attempts among battered women. Future research should include larger samples of battered women.

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