Online Program

Relationship between the Levels of Intimate Partner Violence, Depression, Perceived Stress and Couple Relationship in Korean Woman

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

YoungRan Han, Department of nursing, Dongguk University, Gyungju, Korea, Republic of (South)
Mi Sook Song, Ajou University, suwon, Korea, Republic of (South)
Ji Young Lim, department of nursing, inha university, incheon, Korea, Republic of (South)
Nam Hee Park, Inje University, busan, Korea, Republic of (South)


 In South Korea, the prevalence of violence towards women was 33.1% in 2007, 38.8% in 2010, and 34.4% in 2013. The number of victims may be higher than official reports. This study was conducted in order to investigate the level of IPV, depression, perceived stress and satisfaction, communication, conflict resolution in couple relationship and correlation between them.


Cross-sectional study was conducted in 2010. Subjects were 233 women aged 20 years or older, living in South Korea. Questionnaires were administered. The Woman Abuse Screening Tool (Brown, Lent, Schmidt & Sas, 2000), the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression(CES-D) scale, four-item version of the Perceived Stress Scale(Cohen, Kama & Mermelstein, 1983), three couple scales(Olson & Larson, 2008) were used.


Twenties and forties were 45.9%. The proportion of married or previously married people was 68.4%. 31.0% of the subjects had experienced or heard violence between their parents. The level of IPV, depression, perceived stress were low(2.61), very severe(30.70), and very high(2.56) respectively. The levels of satisfaction, communication and conflict resolution in couple relationship were moderate (33.02, 32.07, 31.76). A significant relationship was observed between the level of IPV, depression and satisfaction, communication, conflict resolution in couple relationship.


 According to these results, the level of IPV and depression were significant factors in couple relationships. Therefore, health care providers should recognize the level of IPV, depression as a significant indicator of couple relationship and provide nursing service.

Learning Areas:

Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related nursing

Learning Objectives:
Explain the relationship between the levels of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), depression, perceived stress and Couple relationship in South Korean Woman.

Keyword(s): Violence & Injury Prevention, Depression

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a professor, teaching community health nursing in Dongguk university, south korea. My research interest is a Domestic violence. My doctoral dessertation's tilte was Nursing exploration of battered wives's expereience and I has written several papers on the subject of violence in woman.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.