Counseling Intervention to Reduce Violence and Promote the Psychosocial Well- Being of Women Who Experience Domestic Violence

Authors

  • Maha Mowafy1 , Dina Shorkry2 , Heba El Nahas3 , Asmaa Sayed4 , Arwa El Shafei5

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10718

Keywords:

Intimate partner violence, Effectiveness, Group counseling intervention, Married women victims

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Maha Mowafy1 , Dina Shorkry2 , Heba El Nahas3 , Asmaa Sayed4 , Arwa El Shafei5

1 Assistant Professor of Family, Medicine; Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, 2 Professor of Forensic and

Toxicology; Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, 3 Lecturer of Family Medicine; Faculty of Medicine, Cairo

University, 4Assistantlecturer of Family medicine; Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, 5Assistant Professor of

Community Medicine; Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Maha Mowafy1 , Dina Shorkry2 , Heba El Nahas3 , Asmaa Sayed4 , Arwa El Shafei5. (2020). Counseling Intervention to Reduce Violence and Promote the Psychosocial Well- Being of Women Who Experience Domestic Violence. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 2009-2015. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10718