Domestic violence is a serious public health problem that is internationally recognized due to its magnitude and the consequences on women’s health and widely recognized as a serious violation of human right. Aim: The study aimed to evaluate the effect of a health educational program to improve women’s perception regarding domestic violence. Design: A quasi-experimental design was applied in this study. Sample: convenient sample was equal 139 women. Setting: Association affiliated to social affairs (local society development association "women protection project" at Minia City. Tools: Three tools were used, 1st interviewing questionnaire covering two parts. Part1 demographic characteristic of women and their husbands, part 2 women's knowledge about domestic violence, 2nd tool women's attitude regarding domestic violence and 3rd tool women's reported practice. Results: The study results revealed that 57.6% of the studied women had poor knowledge preprogram which improved to 68.3% had good knowledge at post program, 75.5% had negative attitude preprogram which improved to 64.7% of women had positive attitude regarding domestic violence post program and 48% of women had moderate level of exposure to domestic violence preprogram which improved to 15.1% had moderate level of exposure at post program. Conclusion: There was a highly statistically significant positive correlation between total knowledge and total attitude. While there was highly significant negative correlation between total knowledge and total reported practice. Also there was highly significant negative correlation between total practice and total attitude at pre and post program. Recommendations: Periodic teaching courses for women about hazards and health effects of domestic violence.
Domestic violence, health educational program and Women’s perception