Counseling Intervention to Reduce Violence and Promote the Psychosocial Well- Being of Women Who Experience Domestic Violence
Keywords:Intimate partner violence, Effectiveness, Group counseling intervention, Married women victims
Introduction: This study aims to review married women with domestic violence and detecting the
effectiveness of counseling intervention on the reduction of intimate partner violence (IPV).
Methods: Phase one of this study was a cross-sectional in which 315 married women living in Al-Badrashin,
a slum area in Giza-Egypt, were included and invited to participate in the study and screened for IPV,
social support, and psychological status; phase two was an interventional phase in which all abused women
detected in phase one invited to participate in the interventional counseling program.
Results: The study revealed that the overall prevalence of IPV among the studied group was (37.7%); the
highest form (54.0%) was psychological abuse, followed by physical (52%) one then severe combined abuse
including sexual abuse items (48.6%). However; less than one fourth (22.2%) were exposed to harassment.
Also revealed the presence of high significant p-value (0.000) reductions in all forms of violence following
the intervention program.
Conclusions: Counseling intervention had a positive effect on participants, demonstrating a decrease in
violence exposure, improvement of social support and psychological status.
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