Evaluation of Gender Violence in the Military Central Hospital of Mexico
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Introduction. Gender violence is a public health problem. The Ministry of National Defense has done strong efforts to educate their personnel about the topic and requires more evaluation of the problem.
Objectives. Evaluate the frequency of thoughts that favor the exercise of gender violence, and the experience of people that have suffered it.
Material & methods. In the Military Central Hospital, using the SurveyMonkey® platform, staff was evaluated by the digital application of two clinimetrical instruments. The Scale Inventario de Pensamientos Distorsionados Contra la Mujer (Distorted Thoughts Against Women Inventory) was applied to 1,128, and the scale Uso de Violencia revisado y el Tamizaje de violencia de Género (Gender and Use of Violence Screening Revised Scale) was applied to 1,488.
Results. The Distorted Thoughts Against Women Inventory results consisted in 84.8% (956) non-violent, and 15.2% (172) possible violent. From the Gender and Use of Violence Screening Revised Test, 98.2% (1,462) are at low risk, 1.3% (20) at moderate risk, and 0.5% (7) at high risk of having suffered or experiencing gender violence.
Conclusions. In the Military Central Hospital there is a low percentage of personnel prone to generate or suffer gender violence, nevertheless, it is required to continue educating all the personnel about the importance of preventing and reporting any gender violence behavior.