Objectives: Domestic violence refers to the violent and domineering behavior of a family member against a member or other members of the same family, which some environmental factors play a role in creating and exacerbating. According to the current situation, domestic violence is likely to create or exacerbate. The aim of the present study is to determine domestic violence and the factors influencing its occurrence in the COVID-19 era.
Methods: This study was conducted in 1399 with designing of the steps: study question, search, which in databases such as PubMed, Scopus, Springer, Elsevier, Cochrane Library, Science Direct, Web of Science, Magiran with keywords like “Domestic Violence”, “Quaid 19”, “Consequences”, “Crisis”, “Related Factors” and their English equivalents. After identifying the relevant studies from 2002 to 2020, and after screening the title, the selection of studies was performed. From the 72 abstract and full texts, 8 studies were utilized in the findings and discussion section.
Results: Consequences of the COVID-19 virus can be a risk factor for the creation or exacerbation of domestic violence. Social distancing, unemployment, and job loss, and fear of infection by the virus are all important factors that can be sources for increasing anxiety and stress in people, which can eventually lead to domestic violence during this time.
Conclusion: Considering different articles about the factors affecting the creation or exacerbation of domestic violence and COVID-19, it is inferred that COVID-19 can be a risk factor for domestic violence.
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