Intimate Partner Violence Against Pregnant Jordanian Women at the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic’s Quarantine

sanaa abujulban*, Lina Mrayan, Shaher Hamaideh, Salwa Obeisat, Jalal Kayed Mustafa Damra

*Corresponding author for this work

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In Jordan, women experience considerable levels of different types of
violence. The emerging data from different countries indicate that intimate
partner violence (IPV) has intensified since the COVID-19 outbreak.
The main purpose of the current study is to find out whether there is
any difference in the incidence of IPV during and before the COVID-19
pandemic quarantine and whether any sociodemographical factors are
related to the incidence of IPV against pregnant women during quarantine.
A cross-sectional, correlational design was in this study. The snowball
sampling technique was adopted to select the participants, which produced
a nonrepresentative sample of 215 pregnant women. The participants
completed the Arabic version of the World Health Organization’s Domestic
Violence Questionnaire Screening Tool (DVQST). We found that women
were exposed to different types of IPV before and during the quarantine.
Original languageEnglish
Article number
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Interpersonal Violence
Issue number00
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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