he Effects of Psychodrama Intervention on Intimate Partner Violence and Quality of Life: Trial of Syrian Refugee Abused Women

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This randomized controlled study assessed the efficacy of group psychodrama intervention in reducing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and enhancing Quality of Life (QoL) for Syrian Refugee Abused Women (RAW) who were living in the Al- Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Forty IPV refugee Syrian women were randomly assigned to either the psychodrama group (n=20) or the control/comparison group (n=20). The DVQ and WHOQOL-100 were used to assess the IPV and QoL, respectively. The psychodrama group attended 12 psychodrama sessions (one session per week). The results indicated that the psychodrama group participants demonstrated a statistically significant decrease in IPV severity and enhancement in all QoL sub-dimensions (with one exception of the environmental sub-dimension). The study suggested and recommended other family members involved in any further family counseling interventions for refugees.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of International Women's Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Psychodrama intervention, IPV, Quality of life, Abused refugee women

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