Effects of a social support intervention on health outcomes in residents of a domestic violence shelter: A pilot study

Rose Constantino, Yookyung Kim, Patrica A. Crane

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This pilot study tested the feasibility and effectiveness of a social support intervention with women (n = 24) while they were in a domestic violence shelter. Health outcomes were examined pre and postintervention using a randomized control design. The intervention group had greater improvement (p = .013) in psychological distress symptoms and greater improvement in perceived availability of social support (p = .016) than the control group. The intervention group showed less health care utilization (p = .032) than the control group. Social support interventions for women in shelters are effective in improving health outcomes. Further research should be aimed at testing the effectiveness of different types of interventions on health and abuse outcomes in women who experience interpersonal violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-590
Number of pages16
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Domestic Violence
Social Support
Health
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Control Groups
Violence
Psychology
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Effects of a social support intervention on health outcomes in residents of a domestic violence shelter : A pilot study. / Constantino, Rose; Kim, Yookyung; Crane, Patrica A.

In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Vol. 26, No. 6, 07.2005, p. 575-590.

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