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Associate professor, Patient Safety Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran , naderaghakhani2000@gmail.com
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Background & Aims: As a major problem, addiction endangers life of people and makes families confront various problems such as violence against women.
Materials and Methods: 300 women who had experienced violence (39 of them had addicted husbands) were investigated. The researchers collected data by a questionnaire about physical, sexual, economic and verbal-mental violence.
Results: The rate of physical, sexual and economic violence among women with addicted husbands was 92.3% (36 women), 79.5% (31women) and 76.9% (30 women) respectively. This rate among women with non-addicted was 88.9% (232 women), 71.6% (187women) and 88.9% (232 women). The rate of physical (P=0.042) and economic violence (P= 0.036) against women with addicted husbands was higher. However, there wasn’t a significant relationship between husbands’ addiction and sexual violence.
Conclusion: Considering the results, it is necessary to make effort to prevent addiction through careful pre-marriage tests and eliminate factors which cause addiction such as poverty and unemployment.
 
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