The Leave/Return Phenomenon of Abused Women's Change Process: Grounded Theory of Adjustment and Change Perception

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160141
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Presentation
Title:
The Leave/Return Phenomenon of Abused Women's Change Process: Grounded Theory of Adjustment and Change Perception
Abstract:
The Leave/Return Phenomenon of Abused Women's Change Process: Grounded Theory of Adjustment and Change Perception
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Reid, Alva, PhDc, MSN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Title:Nurse Practitioner
Contact Address:Community Psychiatry, 1000 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY, KY, 41075, USA
Contact Telephone:5138613100, ext. 3251
The purpose of this research is to understand the experiences of
abused women who leave and return to their partners multiple times. Women
who are in abusive relationships undergo a change process, which is a
spectrum of emotional and behavioral responses that women experience in
coping with abuse. Leaving and returning to the abusive relationship is a
predominant theme in abused women's change process that has not been
examined. An majority of research describing womenÆs responses to abuse
has focused on how and why women leave their abusers. Thus, much is known
relative to providing care for women who leave the relationship. Research
has shown that women leave and return to their relationships an average of
five to eight times prior to final termination. Exploring the leave/return
phenomenon will inform treatment of abused women who choose to return to
their abusers. Further, the leave/return phenomenon is significant because
of the recent trend to individualize treatment based on abused women's
stage of change. However, present change theory may be insufficient as a
basis for intervention due to lack of consideration of the leave/return
phenomenon. The specific aims of this study are to understand: (1) how
abused women adjust to returning to the relationship after having left and
(2) abused womenÆs perception of how leaving and returning may affect
their perceptions and feelings about the abuser and the relationship.
Participants will be 15 women, ages 18-59, who have previously experienced
physical and/or sexual abuse in a relationship with a male partner and
have had two or more experiences of physical separation and
reconciliation. Data will be collected in an individual audio taped,
unstructured interview. Data will be analyzed by the Strauss and Corbin
(1998) method of developing grounded theory.
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.titleThe Leave/Return Phenomenon of Abused Women's Change Process: Grounded Theory of Adjustment and Change Perceptionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160141-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Leave/Return Phenomenon of Abused Women's Change Process: Grounded Theory of Adjustment and Change Perception</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Reid, Alva, PhDc, MSN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Community Psychiatry, 1000 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY, KY, 41075, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">5138613100, ext. 3251</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">amhreid@cinci.rr.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this research is to understand the experiences of <br/> abused women who leave and return to their partners multiple times. Women <br/> who are in abusive relationships undergo a change process, which is a <br/> spectrum of emotional and behavioral responses that women experience in <br/> coping with abuse. Leaving and returning to the abusive relationship is a <br/> predominant theme in abused women's change process that has not been <br/> examined. An majority of research describing women&AElig;s responses to abuse <br/> has focused on how and why women leave their abusers. Thus, much is known <br/> relative to providing care for women who leave the relationship. Research <br/> has shown that women leave and return to their relationships an average of <br/> five to eight times prior to final termination. Exploring the leave/return <br/> phenomenon will inform treatment of abused women who choose to return to <br/> their abusers. Further, the leave/return phenomenon is significant because <br/> of the recent trend to individualize treatment based on abused women's <br/> stage of change. However, present change theory may be insufficient as a <br/> basis for intervention due to lack of consideration of the leave/return <br/> phenomenon. The specific aims of this study are to understand: (1) how <br/> abused women adjust to returning to the relationship after having left and <br/> (2) abused women&AElig;s perception of how leaving and returning may affect <br/> their perceptions and feelings about the abuser and the relationship. <br/> Participants will be 15 women, ages 18-59, who have previously experienced <br/> physical and/or sexual abuse in a relationship with a male partner and <br/> have had two or more experiences of physical separation and <br/> reconciliation. Data will be collected in an individual audio taped, <br/> unstructured interview. Data will be analyzed by the Strauss and Corbin <br/> (1998) method of developing grounded theory.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:39:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:39:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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