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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154178
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Verbal Abuse: A Red Flag for Violence in Women With Disabilities
Abstract:
Verbal Abuse: A Red Flag for Violence in Women With Disabilities
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Copel, Linda Carman, PhD, APRN, BC, DAPA
P.I. Institution Name:Villanova University
Title:Associate Professor
[Sumposium Presentation] Verbal abuse has been indicated as a serious form of intimate partner abuse experienced by both disabled and non-disabled women. There is a dearth of research on the experience of verbal abuse endured by women with disabilities. Verbal abuse is considered a major health risk affecting the emotional and social well-being of all women, and it often leads to other types of violence. This study used a qualitative research design to address one type of partner abuse, verbal abuse, experienced by physically disabled women. The objectives of the study were to (1) describe the experience of verbal abuse by physically disabled women, (2) determine if the described experiences of verbal abuse were antecedents to other types of abuse; and (3) construct a model which explains the experience of verbal abuse. The population was physically disabled women over the age of 21 who had experienced verbal abuse from an intimate partner within the past two years. A convenience sample of 24 women was recruited from women's support groups that met in a community mental health agency. Transcripts were analyzed using Colaizzi's phenomenological method. The findings include a description of the abuse experience. The six themes, accusatory comments, defensiveness, verbal or nonverbal responses, collision of words, escalation, and violent outbursts were identified. The women shared their experiences of verbal abuse, focusing on how it began, proceeded, and terminated. A model was constructed to depict the verbal abuse experience for women with disabilities. Further research to support or modify the model is necessary. The proposed framework can be used to explain and teach health care providers and women with disabilities about verbal abuse and how it is likely to be a precursor to additional intimate partner violence.
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.titleVerbal Abuse: A Red Flag for Violence in Women With Disabilitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154178-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Verbal Abuse: A Red Flag for Violence in Women With Disabilities</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">Copel, Linda Carman, PhD, APRN, BC, DAPA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Villanova University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">linda.copel@villanova.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Sumposium Presentation] Verbal abuse has been indicated as a serious form of intimate partner abuse experienced by both disabled and non-disabled women. There is a dearth of research on the experience of verbal abuse endured by women with disabilities. Verbal abuse is considered a major health risk affecting the emotional and social well-being of all women, and it often leads to other types of violence. This study used a qualitative research design to address one type of partner abuse, verbal abuse, experienced by physically disabled women. The objectives of the study were to (1) describe the experience of verbal abuse by physically disabled women, (2) determine if the described experiences of verbal abuse were antecedents to other types of abuse; and (3) construct a model which explains the experience of verbal abuse. The population was physically disabled women over the age of 21 who had experienced verbal abuse from an intimate partner within the past two years. A convenience sample of 24 women was recruited from women's support groups that met in a community mental health agency. Transcripts were analyzed using Colaizzi's phenomenological method. The findings include a description of the abuse experience. The six themes, accusatory comments, defensiveness, verbal or nonverbal responses, collision of words, escalation, and violent outbursts were identified. The women shared their experiences of verbal abuse, focusing on how it began, proceeded, and terminated. A model was constructed to depict the verbal abuse experience for women with disabilities. Further research to support or modify the model is necessary. The proposed framework can be used to explain and teach health care providers and women with disabilities about verbal abuse and how it is likely to be a precursor to additional intimate partner violence.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:48:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:48:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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