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DVHPSYCH (DVHPSYCH)
Sought help to stop violence: Psychological support or counseling

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Description

DVHPSYCH indicates whether the woman sought psychological support or counselling, after she was forced to have sexual intercourse or perform sexual acts or experienced physical abuse.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
South Africa
Uganda

Comparability

Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, DVHPSYCH is largely comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

DVHPSYCH is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire or standard domestic violence module.

Comparability — South Africa [top]

The 1998 South Africa survey asks whether the respondent sought counseling because of beatings or other bad treatment.

Comparability — Uganda [top]

The 2016 Uganda survey asks whether the respondent sought psychological support after she was forced to have sexual intercourse or perform sexual acts.

Universe

  • South Africa 1998: Women age 15-49 who have ever sought help for beatings or other mistreatment.
  • Uganda 2016: Women age 15-49 who were selected and interviewed for the domestic violence module, and who have ever been forced to have sexual intercourse or perform other sexual acts by someone other than a husband/partner.
  • South Africa: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Uganda: 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B