Effect of educational intervention and female empowerment in facing intimate partner violence: Quasi - experimental study
Sara Mohamed Ahmed El-Gamal, Ayman Shehata Dawood, Shereen Barakat Elbohoty, Hend Reda Ali Elkest

Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global theme with a diversity of causes, as well as psychological and health effects. The most protective element against IPV is women's empowerment on all levels. Objective: To evaluate an effect of educational intervention and female empowerment in facing intimate partner violence. Subjects & methods: quasi experimental research was carried in Maternal and Child Health Care Centers in Tanta city. One tool based on an evaluation of existing literature performed by the researchers and applied to participants through direct interview. One hundred participants were enrolled in the research. Results: The mean age of the womenwas 33.24±7.45 years. The education level of them was 52% and 41% secondary and university or more education respectively. A positive significant correlation between total knowledge score of the studied women and their attitudes, conflict styles, women empowerment total scores. A strong association between IPV and family income, family member size and occupation. A significant correlation between women empowerment levels and all items of their socio-demographic characteristics except the age. Conclusion: Educational intervention and empowerment of women were found the most effective factors in reducing intimate partner violence. A strong recommendation to apply these interventions to reduce IPV.

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