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Citation

Scheffer Lindgren M, Renck B. J. Psychiatr. Ment. Health Nurs. 2008; 15(3): 219-228.

Affiliation

Faculty of Social & Life Sciences, Department of Health and Environmental Sciences, Public health, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2008, John Wiley and Sons)

DOI

10.1111/j.1365-2850.2007.01215.x

PMID

18307651

Abstract

The negative mental health consequences of intimate partner violence have been well documented in recent years. One aim of the present study was to examine psychological distress and mental problems in assaulted women who have left their relationships. Another aim was to explore these women's sense of coherence (SOC). A combination of qualitative in-depth interviews and quantitative measurement instruments was used. Data were collected from 14 assaulted women with a mean age of 38, living in different places in Sweden. Impact of event scale-revised and symptom checklist-90-R show that the violence creates long-term psychological stress reactions and confirm previous research on the subject. Twelve of the 14 women have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The result of the interviews confirmed complex PTSD and disorders of extreme stress not otherwise specified. On the other hand we found a surprisingly high SOC level among several of the respondents, a fact which could explain why these women finally managed to leave mainly by their own efforts. We call for more both qualitative and quantitative studies on this serious public health issue.


Language: en

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