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Gaceta Sanitaria

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TORRUBIANO-DOMINGUEZ, Jordi; VIVES-CASES, Carmen  and  UNIVERSITY OF ALICANTE. the Violence Against Women and Public Health Research Group. Application of the Putting Women First protocol in a study on violence against immigrant women in Spain. Gac Sanit [online]. 2013, vol.27, n.6, pp.555-557. ISSN 0213-9111.

In this paper, we describe our experience of using the Putting Women First protocol in the design and implementation of a cross-sectional study on violence against women (VAW) among 1607 immigrant women from Morocco, Ecuador and Romania living in Spain in 2011. The Putting Women First protocol is an ethical guideline for VAW research, which includes recommendations to ensure the safety of the women involved in studies on this subject. The response rate in this study was 59.3%. The prevalence of VAW cases last year was 11.7%, of which 15.6% corresponded to Ecuadorian women, 10.9% to Moroccan women and 8.6% to Romanian women. We consider that the most important goal for future research is the use of VAW scales validated in different languages, which would help to overcome the language barriers encountered in this study.

Keywords : Battered women; Violence against women; Emigration and immigration; Cross-sectional studies; Ethics.

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