A muvi abortuszok alakulásának pszichoszociális háttértényezoi országos reprezentatív minta alapján

Translated title of the contribution: The psycho-social background factors of induced abortions based on a representative national survey

Gyorffy Zsuzsa, Lorincz Jeno, Ádám Szilvia, Kopp Mária

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION - In Hungary the number of induced abortions is three times higher than in European Union countries. The exploration of the bio-psycho-social factors in the background of abortions may serve as an instrument to develop effective prevention. METHODS - The Hungarostudy 2002 national representative study included 12,634 interviewed subjects. The sample represents the Hungarian population above the age of 18, according to gender, age and geographical location. The aim of the health survey was to analyse the physical and psychological status of the Hungarian population as well as the psychosocial risk factors. The prevalence of abortion in the female sub-sample was 22%. We analysed the background factors of abortion with the help of a statistical analysis. RESULTS - The risk factors behind abortions can be grouped as: physical abuse on behalf of partners and/or parents, attachment disorder and early traumatisation, lack of social support, low financial status and inadequate social environment. These factors have all shown significant connection to abortions. Suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts, high Beck Depression (BDI) scores, smoking and alcohol consumption are also significant among those who had abortions. CONCLUSION - An important aim of the Hungarostudy 2002 survey and the follow-ups is to serve a more extensive and effective prevention by exploring the background factors of induced abortions.

Translated title of the contributionThe psycho-social background factors of induced abortions based on a representative national survey
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)512-519
Number of pages8
JournalLege Artis Medicinae
Volume14
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2004

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