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J Qual Res Health Sci 2013, 2(3): 234-247 Back to browse issues page
Divorce from a divorcee woman's perspectives: A qualitative study
Effat Sadat Merghati -Khoei Dr. * , Fatemeh Zarei , Mohamad Hossein Taghdisi Dr., Fatemeh Rajati , Azam Rahmani
Associate Professor health promotion department, Risk Behavior Research Institution: Iranian National Center of Addiction Studies (INCAS), Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: Divorce is an unexpected change in marital life. This change affects physical and psychological health. Divorce is a complex phenomenon which can be conceptualized from different perspectives. Aim of the present study was to conceptualize divorce from Iranian women's perspectives. Method: A qualitative content analysis approach was employed. Using purposeful sampling, data collected from 26 women with divorce experience. In-depth semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions were used to gather information. Results: The findings suggest two main themes: "concept" and "process of experience". Each theme was divided into sub-themes as general vocabulary, especially lexical (experience), perceived conflict, versusbelief experience, and traumatic. Conclusion: Concept of divorce is driven from social believes. Divorce affects health. In fact, divorce not only is a socio-cultural issue, but also, a social health determinant. Thus, any program in women health promotion needs to consider divorcee women's perspective. We came to conclusion that, several factors make the meaning of divorce. Furthermore, these components are subject to a separated woman's perceived experiences, perceptions, social beliefs, and gender.
Keywords: Divorce, Conceptualizing, Women health, women perspective, divorcee women, Qualitative Content analysis
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/06/8 | Accepted: 2013/11/27 | Published: 2013/11/27
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Merghati -Khoei E S, Zarei F, Taghdisi M H, Rajati F, Rahmani A. Divorce from a divorcee woman's perspectives: A qualitative study. J Qual Res Health Sci. 2013; 2 (3) :234-247
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