Violence Against Women and Consequences During Climacteric´s Phase

2014-08-27 03:17:25 | BioPortfolio


Objective- Analysis of the health status of women who were or are victims of domestic and sexual violence seeking attention at the outpatient clinic for Endocrines Gynecology and Climactery - University of Sao Paulo General Hospital.

To widen the comprehension of the binomial relationship violence-pathologies by professionals/staff who work in health services, offering women in such situation humane, comprehensive and qualified attention. Specific Objectives: decreasing the rates of domestic and sexual violence against women employing: prevention, health education and treatment - within the context of health services and public policies.

Methodology - Project Type: Research in Action A- Attention to women in a situation of domestic and sexual violence during climactery; B- Information/Education/Communication (IEC) C- Behavioral Intervention (IC) D- Institutional Development (DI). Target Populations: 1. Women (during the ages of 40 to 65 years) who were or are victims of domestic and/or sexual violence; 2. Professional/staff who work in services attending women in sexual and domestic violent situations (health professionals, policemen, civil society) in areas located within the South Regional Health Coordination - SRC. To collect information, a semi structured questionnaire will be employed during seven months in 2009.


Trained professionals will work in the regions of: Campo Limpo, M'Boi Mirim, Santo Amaro and neighboring regions, neighborhood in which the Social Vulnerability Index of São Paulo (IPVS) shows high records.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention




Identifying experience with violence


Hospital das Clinicas of the Medicine College of the University of São Paulo
São Paulo




University of Sao Paulo General Hospital

Results (where available)

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