2. Methodology of literature review
The following section presents a critical review of the literature including literature search strategy, inclusion and exclusion criteria and results of literature search. This literature review was structured in relation to answering the three primary research questions mentioned above. . Literature search strategy
The literature search commenced with assembling the information from a variety of sources including text books and journal articles. Through reading books, journal articles and newspapers, core ideas were recognised and a survey tally (Machi & McEvoy 2012) was created using the following key words; Domestic violence, domestic abuse, women in Pakistan, frameworks, primary prevention, secondary prevention, tertiary prevention, and culture, customs, watta satta, acid attack, karro kari, and family violence, laws, role of police, health impact, social determinants of health, education, self-sufficiency, well-being, social connectedness, integration and involvement of organizations, society response. A number of relevant health database were searched for the literature review including EBSCOHost (Academic Search Complete, AMED, CINAHL, E-Journals, MEDILINE with Full Text), ), WHO(World Health Organization), Pubmed, Scopus, ASAP, Deakin research online and Web knowledge. In addition, a review of grey literatures was also searched from international, national and community level websites such as WHO, government documents were also built in. The search engines Google, Google scholar and Yahoo were utilized to search for data that could not be obtained through the database and grey literatures research. The review was conducted from 1973 to 2013.
Inclusion and Exclusion criteria
Articles in English
Articles other than English
Most of the researched articles are in English and the language used in thesis is also English. Research Period
Research period was...
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