Violence Against Women During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comparative Study from a Turkish Emergency Department

Yllmaz Karaman İ. G., Akl Z., Canakcl M. E., Altlnoz A. E., Ozakln E.

PREHOSPITAL AND DISASTER MEDICINE, vol.37, no.4, pp.462-467, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1049023x22000826
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.462-467
  • Keywords: COVID-19, emergency department, pandemic, violence against women, INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, UNITED-STATES, PREVALENCE, VISITS
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Violence against women (VAW) is a major public health problem and a violation of women's human rights. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has worsened gender inequality, resulting in a heightened incidence of VAW. This study aims to assess the characteristics of women who admit to the emergency department (ED), both before the pandemic and during the pandemic. The secondary aim is to compare the frequencies of violence cases between periods.