Intimate Partner Abuse Factors Associated with Women's Health: A General Population Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158745
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Presentation
Title:
Intimate Partner Abuse Factors Associated with Women's Health: A General Population Study
Abstract:
Intimate Partner Abuse Factors Associated with Women's Health: A General Population Study
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Svavarsdottir, Erla Kolbrun, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iceland
Title:Faculty of Nursing
Contact Address:Eirberg, Eiriksgata 34, Reykjavik, IS-101, Iceland
Contact Telephone:354-525-4960
Co-Authors:E. Svavarsdottir, B. Orlygsdottir, University of Iceland, Faculty of Nursing, Reykjavik, ICELAND;
Knowledge of the relative contributions of factors in predicting health for women who are victims of intimate partner abuse (IPA) may provide insight for the development of preventive interventions. This paper is a report of a cross-sectional study to identify predictors of IPA as well as predictors of health risk behaviors and chronic health condition, on women's health, in a general population based sample of Icelandic women who were either married or cohabiting with their partner. Method: Questionnaires were mailed to 7,523 randomly selected women. Data collection started in December 2005 and ended a year later. Of the women, 1,974 married and 772 cohabiting women answered and returned their questionnaires (N=2,746). Descriptive statistic, independent t-tests and stepwise regression were used to analyze the data. Results: Factors of health risk behaviors (e.g., alcohol misuse, smoking), chronic health condition/illnesses (e.g., sleep disturbance, depression, eating disorders) and being currently victim of intimate partner violence (IPV), predicted the women's physical and psychological health and well being. Conclusions: Interventions designed to decrease health risk behaviors, treating chronic health conditions/illnesses and offering best practice first response to women who are victims of IPV, can be offered to reduce the short and long term effects of IPV on women's physical and psychological health. Public health policy needs to focus specifically on IPV against women and the role public health nurses (PHN) can have in early identification and offering appropriate interventions within primary health care settings.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIntimate Partner Abuse Factors Associated with Women's Health: A General Population Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158745-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Intimate Partner Abuse Factors Associated with Women's Health: A General Population Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Svavarsdottir, Erla Kolbrun, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iceland</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Faculty of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Eirberg, Eiriksgata 34, Reykjavik, IS-101, Iceland</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">354-525-4960</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">eks@hi.is</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">E. Svavarsdottir, B. Orlygsdottir, University of Iceland, Faculty of Nursing, Reykjavik, ICELAND;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Knowledge of the relative contributions of factors in predicting health for women who are victims of intimate partner abuse (IPA) may provide insight for the development of preventive interventions. This paper is a report of a cross-sectional study to identify predictors of IPA as well as predictors of health risk behaviors and chronic health condition, on women's health, in a general population based sample of Icelandic women who were either married or cohabiting with their partner. Method: Questionnaires were mailed to 7,523 randomly selected women. Data collection started in December 2005 and ended a year later. Of the women, 1,974 married and 772 cohabiting women answered and returned their questionnaires (N=2,746). Descriptive statistic, independent t-tests and stepwise regression were used to analyze the data. Results: Factors of health risk behaviors (e.g., alcohol misuse, smoking), chronic health condition/illnesses (e.g., sleep disturbance, depression, eating disorders) and being currently victim of intimate partner violence (IPV), predicted the women's physical and psychological health and well being. Conclusions: Interventions designed to decrease health risk behaviors, treating chronic health conditions/illnesses and offering best practice first response to women who are victims of IPV, can be offered to reduce the short and long term effects of IPV on women's physical and psychological health. Public health policy needs to focus specifically on IPV against women and the role public health nurses (PHN) can have in early identification and offering appropriate interventions within primary health care settings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:21:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:21:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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