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Advances in Nursing Science:
doi: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e318227241d
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Factors Related to Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Women Experiencing Police-Involved Intimate Partner Violence

Wilson, Janet Sullivan PhD, RN; West, Joe F. MBA; Messing, Jill Theresa PhD, MSW; Brown, Sheryll MPH; Patchell, Beverly RN, MS, CNS; Campbell, Jacquelyn C. PhD, RN, FAAN

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Relationships among intimate partner violence (IPV), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms, health, and danger, using M.A. Dutton's Empowerment framework, were examined among 423 ethnically diverse women in contact with police due to IPV. Significant predictors of PTSD symptoms in multivariate analysis included Danger Assessment score, poor overall health, abuse leading to pain, victim expectations of future injury victimization, feeling unsafe, and shame. Results provide further evidence supporting routine assessment for violent trauma and PTSD as well as the need for research testing holistic interventions for women traumatized by violence.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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