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DARCOUT RODRIGUEZ, Alain. Characterization of Women Requesting Inter-consultations of Psychology Due to Violence. Rev. Finlay [online]. 2017, vol.7, n.1, pp.5-16. ISSN 2221-2434.

Foundation: partner violence against women is a problem which cause chronic psychological damages in addition to physical damage, so as disability, sequelae and decreased quality of life. Objective: to characterize women requesting inter-consultation of psychology due to violence in the Riobamba province. Methods: a descriptive cross study about violence against women, during the period between April 2015 and May 2016. A total of 132 female were included. As a method of data collection it was used documentary revision. The variables analyzed were: distribution of women according to age, level of instruction, occupation, relationship with the attacker, place of origin, type of violence received, frequency and reason for the attack, measures taken and consequences of violence. The data were processed according to descriptive statistics. Results: women between 20 and 29 years old predominated (32 %), with secondary education level, housewives (43 %), living in the south of the city (41 %), violence was predominantly exercised by the spouse (49 %), of psychological type (54 %) and reporting it was for the first time (48 %), associating it with alcohol consumption of the attacker (17 %) and women’s insubordination (16 %), (41 %) left their houses, and (83 %) present as negative sequale negative emotions and problems with their children (82 %). Conclusion: women victims of violence were predominantly young, with a secondary level of instruction, living in the south zone of the Riobamba city. Violence was exercised mainly by the spouse and psychological violence predominated. They reacted living their houses and presented as main sequelae negative emotions and problems with their children.

Palabras clave : violence against women; psychology; negative sequale.

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