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Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud

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ARROM SUHURT, Cristina Haydée et al. Gender as an associated factor for suffering certain types of violence. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2015, vol.13, n.3, pp.51-57. ISSN 1812-9528.

Violence is a form of social relation causing a deep damage in the psycho-social development of people in the expression of their multiple capacities and comprehensive mental health. The objective was to characterize gender violence in adult male and female patients of the outpatient service of the Department of Psychiatry.: Cross-sectional descriptive study that analyzed 254 clinical records of patients that received psychotherapy care between 2010 and 2013. Most patients were female, 70.1% (178); from the capital, 48% (121); single 65.3% (166); 37% (93) was between 19 to 25 years old and 29% (73) between 26 to 35 years, 27.5% (70) suffered psychological violence, 5.5% (11) physical violence, 21% (54) psychological and physical violence, 3.5% (9) sexual abuse, 10.6% (27) sexual abuse, physical and psychological violence, 3.1% (8) sexual abuse and psychological violence, 2.4% (6) others combinations, 5.1% (13) no type of violence, 22% (56) without information at the time of the study. There was association between being a woman and abuse victim (p=0,0011) and parent violence (p=0,02) and a trend  between being a man and suffering neglect (p=0.008).: Male and female patients suffered different forms of violence. There was clear gender violence in female victims of abuse and in men violence outside of the domestic environment.

Keywords : intrafamily violence; patients; mental health.

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