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HIDALGO GARCIA, Leandro  and  VALDES LOPEZ, Diana Cecilia. Violence against the adult woman in couple's relationships. MEDISAN [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.2, pp.181-187. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 16 adult women who lived in dysfunctional homes, belonging to the local 32 of "Carlos J. Finlay" Polyclinic of Camagüey municipality of the same name province was carried out from January to May, 2013, with the objective of characterizing the types of violence against adult females in couple's relationships. The gathering of the primary data was carried out by means of a questionnaire made to this effect. A prevalence of mid-technician school level was obtained and of the psychological violence used by the husbands, although physical and sexual violence were also present.

Keywords : adult woman; violence against the woman; couple relationship; dysfunctional home; primary health care.

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