Journal article

Intimate partner violence and perinatal common mental disorders among women in rural Vietnam

Jane Fisher, Duc Tran Thach, Beverley Biggs, Hai Dang Tho, Thu Nguyen Trang, Tran Tuan

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2013

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Intimate partner violence against women (IPV) is regarded increasingly as a public health problem worldwide. The overall aim of this study was to examine the associations between different exposures to IPV and women's mental health during pregnancy and after childbirth in rural Vietnam. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of data generated in a community-based longitudinal investigation in which a cohort of pregnant women were recruited and followed until 6 months after childbirth. Different forms of IPV were measured by the Intimate Partner Violence section of the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence Against Women questionnaire. The Edinburgh Post..

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