Injury and Psychiatric Disorder in Low-Income Women Experiencing Bidirectional Intimate Partner Violence

Monic P. Behnken, Yinghui Duan, Jeffrey Temple, Zhao Helen Wu

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This study compared severity of physical violence, intimate partner violence (IPV)-related injury, and lifetime diagnoses of psychiatric disorders among women in relationships with bidirectional, unidirectional, or no IPV. The sample includes 763 low-income women from community-based family planning clinics. Results showed that women in relationships with bidirectional IPV were more likely to experience severe physical violence and severe IPV-related injury compared to women in the unidirectional IPV category. These women were also more likely to be diagnosed with drug abuse and depression than women in relationships without IPV. Similarly, women in the bidirectional IPV category were more likely to be diagnosed with drug abuse when compared to women in the victim-only unidirectional IPV category. Recommendations for health-care providers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-274
Number of pages16
JournalViolence and Victims
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

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Psychiatry
low income
violence
Wounds and Injuries
Substance-Related Disorders
drug abuse
Intimate Partner Violence
Family Planning Services
Mental Disorders
Health Personnel
family planning
Depression
health care
community

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Law

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Injury and Psychiatric Disorder in Low-Income Women Experiencing Bidirectional Intimate Partner Violence. / Behnken, Monic P.; Duan, Yinghui; Temple, Jeffrey; Wu, Zhao Helen.

In: Violence and Victims, Vol. 33, No. 2, 01.04.2018, p. 259-274.

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Behnken, Monic P. ; Duan, Yinghui ; Temple, Jeffrey ; Wu, Zhao Helen. / Injury and Psychiatric Disorder in Low-Income Women Experiencing Bidirectional Intimate Partner Violence. In: Violence and Victims. 2018 ; Vol. 33, No. 2. pp. 259-274.
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