Does socio-economic status effect the presentation and treatment of physical and mental health needs of women who are victims of intimate partner violence

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Does socio-economic status effect the presentation and treatment of physical and mental health needs of women who are victims of intimate partner violence
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Does socio-economic status effect the presentation and treatment of physical and mental health needs of women who are victims of intimate partner violence
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Spencer, Gale A.
P.I. Institution Name:Binghamton University
Title:Professor and Decker Chair in Community Health Nursing
Co-Authors:Sharon A. Bryant and Nannette McDonald
[Research Presentation] The purpose of the presentation is to describe the effect of socio-economic status on the presentation of the physical and mental health needs of victims ofá intimate partner violence. A secondary data base "The Commonwealth Fund 1998 Survey of Women's Health" was used for data analysis.á The population (n = 2,850) came from 49 states in the USA. The generalized findings of this data base included the following. Higher use of preventive services was associated with both higher incomes and educational levels. Uninsured women remained at greatest risk for not receiving preventive care. Few physicians were found to discuss violence and abuse; those who did, most often discussed violence with lower income and less educated women. Nearly one-third of the women reported a prior history of intimate partner violence. One in five women disclosed that they had been raped or assaulted. One in six women was found to be a victim of child abuse, and women with this history were at higher risk of experiencing domestic violence later in life. Fifty percent of women with a history of any type of violence or abuse reported higher levels of depressive symptoms compared to those without a history. Abused women also were found to have more physical health problems, and engaged in unhealthy behaviors to cope with violence. This presentation will include a discussion of the women's: exposure to violence, marital status, level of education, depression scores, use of alcohol and/or cigarettes, health status, health care utilization, disclosure of abuse to their health care provider and health care providers response, access to health care, and insurance status. All of these variables will be explored by the womenÆs socio-economic status.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDoes socio-economic status effect the presentation and treatment of physical and mental health needs of women who are victims of intimate partner violenceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151351-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Does socio-economic status effect the presentation and treatment of physical and mental health needs of women who are victims of intimate partner violence</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Spencer, Gale A.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Binghamton University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor and Decker Chair in Community Health Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gspencer@binghamton.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sharon A. Bryant and Nannette McDonald</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] The purpose of the presentation is to describe the effect of socio-economic status on the presentation of the physical and mental health needs of victims of&aacute; intimate partner violence. A secondary data base &quot;The Commonwealth Fund 1998 Survey of Women's Health&quot; was used for data analysis.&aacute; The population (n = 2,850) came from 49 states in the USA. The generalized findings of this data base included the following. Higher use of preventive services was associated with both higher incomes and educational levels. Uninsured women remained at greatest risk for not receiving preventive care. Few physicians were found to discuss violence and abuse; those who did, most often discussed violence with lower income and less educated women. Nearly one-third of the women reported a prior history of intimate partner violence. One in five women disclosed that they had been raped or assaulted. One in six women was found to be a victim of child abuse, and women with this history were at higher risk of experiencing domestic violence later in life. Fifty percent of women with a history of any type of violence or abuse reported higher levels of depressive symptoms compared to those without a history. Abused women also were found to have more physical health problems, and engaged in unhealthy behaviors to cope with violence. This presentation will include a discussion of the women's: exposure to violence, marital status, level of education, depression scores, use of alcohol and/or cigarettes, health status, health care utilization, disclosure of abuse to their health care provider and health care providers response, access to health care, and insurance status. All of these variables will be explored by the women&AElig;s socio-economic status.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:59:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:59:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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