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Confinement, Risk Factors and Violence in Women Treated in a Community Health Unit Otavalo Ecuador 2022

Rocio Elizabeth Castillo Andrade, Tania Andrea Pineda Gómez, Geovana Altamirano Zavala, Maritza Marisol Álvarez Moreno, Laura Isabel Mafla Herrería, Steven Josué Cevallos Rosales, Tahis Romero Catucuamba and Sara Maria Rosales Rivadeneira*

Technical University of Norte Ibarra, Ecuador

*Corresponding Author: Sara María Rosales R, Technical University of Norte Ibarra, Ecuador.

Received: April 17, 2023; Published: May 05, 2023


Gender violence during the pandemic has become a very big problem that has repercussions and affects the entire globe, until today it is seen as the most significant cause of death for thousands of women.

Objective: To determine the risk factors associated with violence against women in the Covid-19 pandemic, in a community care unit. Imbabura Otavalo 2022.

Methodology: Quantitative, non-experimental, descriptive, cross-sectional and field study. A non-probabilistic convenience sampling was applied, the same one that was made up of 119 women who attended the community care unit, a self-authored questionnaire was applied, the same one that was validated by professionals in the area, this instrument consisted of 20 questions closed and multiple choice, established in 3 sections referred to in sociodemographic data, risk factors on violence against women and level of knowledge of women on issues of violence.

Results: The predominant age range of the studied population was from 20 to 39 years, predominantly the mestizo ethnic group, the residence was concentrated entirely in the rural area, single and without higher education. Among the main risk factors that are associated with violence during the Covid-19 pandemic was the consumption of alcohol by the head of the household.

Represented in a very significant percentage. The level of knowledge about violence in the women investigated was regular.

Conclusion: The main risk factor found during the pandemic was the behavior pattern of the head of the household, evidenced in the high alcohol consumption caused by the weak economic situation that they lived in the home, in addition, the women investigated considered that these attacks should not be denounced for not having the required relevance.

Keywords:Risk Factors; Violence Against Women; Confinement; Knowledge


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Citation: Sara María Rosales R., et al. “Confinement, Risk Factors and Violence in Women Treated in a Community Health Unit Otavalo Ecuador 2022".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 7.6 (2023): 09-18.


Copyright: © 2023 Sara María Rosales R., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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