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Health-care workers' attitudes and perceptions of intimate partner violence agains women in Tanzania
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5095-3454
2014 (English)In: African Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, ISSN 1759-7374, Vol. 8, no 1, 28-35 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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A cross-sectional survey of 345 health-care workers and 312 students was conducted to explore attitudes and perceptions of intimate partner violence against women, and their views on care and prevention. All health-care workers and final-year students were included in the study. Students' t-test was followed in the analysis using SPPSS computer program. Forty-three percent of female health-care workers recognised acts of controlling behaviour, while 68% of female students agreed to less than one statement justifying physical violence and 32% of men failed to recognise a woman's right to refuse sex. Ninety percent of both students and health-care workers had observed clients having unexplained feelings of sadness or loss of confidence. Between 45 and 70% of students and health-care workers believed that women exposed to violence were difficult to support. The study clearly indicates a need for adequate health-care resources, guidelines and training to influence a change of existing rigid gender norms.

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2014. Vol. 8, no 1, 28-35 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-98146OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-98146DiVA: diva2:782163
Available from: 2015-01-20 Created: 2015-01-20 Last updated: 2015-04-30Bibliographically approved

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