Utilization of the Health Care Delivery System by Post-Abused Women

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148308
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Utilization of the Health Care Delivery System by Post-Abused Women
Abstract:
Utilization of the Health Care Delivery System by Post-Abused Women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Clair, Debra
P.I. Institution Name:Healthy Focus Family Practice, Inc.
While many states and professional organizations have adopted legislation or created guidelines to facilitate the identification of domestic violence, health-care professionals in all settings have yet to make universal screening a part of their routine assessment of women. The purposes of this research were to: a) identify the post battered woman’s use of and experiences with health-care professionals before, during and after leaving the intimate abusive relationship, and b) examine what the women report health-care professionals could have done that would have been helpful. The convenience sample consisted of 50 women (age = 37.28, SD = 11.13, range = 19 – 63 years), who had been out of an intimate abusive relationship an average of 6.65 years (SD = 6.41, range = 1 to 31years). A descriptive, comparative analysis shows that these post-abused women averaged 1 visit to a health-care professional per year before the abusive relationship, 11 visits per year during, and 9 visits after leaving the abusive relationship. The post-abused women experienced approximately 3 physical health symptoms before the abusive relationship, 11 problem/symptoms during, and 7 problems/symptoms after leaving the abusive relationship. Seventy-four percent of the women were not assessed for abuse by health-care professionals. Qualitative descriptions by the women on how health-care professionals could have been helpful and implications for practice will be discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUtilization of the Health Care Delivery System by Post-Abused Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148308-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Utilization of the Health Care Delivery System by Post-Abused Women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Clair, Debra</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Healthy Focus Family Practice, Inc.</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dclair@neo.rr.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">While many states and professional organizations have adopted legislation or created guidelines to facilitate the identification of domestic violence, health-care professionals in all settings have yet to make universal screening a part of their routine assessment of women. The purposes of this research were to: a) identify the post battered woman&rsquo;s use of and experiences with health-care professionals before, during and after leaving the intimate abusive relationship, and b) examine what the women report health-care professionals could have done that would have been helpful. The convenience sample consisted of 50 women (age = 37.28, SD = 11.13, range = 19 &ndash; 63 years), who had been out of an intimate abusive relationship an average of 6.65 years (SD = 6.41, range = 1 to 31years). A descriptive, comparative analysis shows that these post-abused women averaged 1 visit to a health-care professional per year before the abusive relationship, 11 visits per year during, and 9 visits after leaving the abusive relationship. The post-abused women experienced approximately 3 physical health symptoms before the abusive relationship, 11 problem/symptoms during, and 7 problems/symptoms after leaving the abusive relationship. Seventy-four percent of the women were not assessed for abuse by health-care professionals. Qualitative descriptions by the women on how health-care professionals could have been helpful and implications for practice will be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:43:17Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:43:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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