International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

Online ISSN: 2349-4182
Print ISSN: 2349-5979

Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)

Differences in family functioning and mental health between divorcees and married women: A comparative study

Author(s): Hossein Ashtarian, Mehdi Khezeli, Sorsyya Khodakaramian, Maryam Khaledi, Saeed Aryapooran
Abstract: Responsibilities of women's in multiple roles may endanger their health and eventually disrupt their family functioning. Thus mental health and family functioning have an impact on each other. This cross-sectional study was performed aimed to the compare family functioning and mental health in divorcees and married women with the participation of 190 women in 2015. We used Family assessment device (FAD) and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ 28) for data gathering. The mean age of the divorced and married women were 31.8±6.77 and 32.73±6.67 years, respectively. All domains of family functioning as well as General health in divorced women was over than the married women (p
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