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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243512
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Domestic Violence Risk Factors Among Arab Immigrant Women
Author(s):
Kulwicki, Anahid
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Florida
Author Details:
Kulwicki, Anahid, PhD, RN, akulwick@fiu.edu;
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this research was to develop and standardize an evidence-based, culturally-sensitive bi-lingual (Arabic/English) measure of risk for domestic violence for use in health, mental health and social service settings for Arab American clients

Methods: Morgan and Kreuger’s  (1988) steps for focus group data collection and analysis were followed rigorously to insure the accuracy and the credibility of the study findings. An inquiry guide was developed by the Principal Investigator and was critiqued by a consultant with expertise in the field. A select group of professionals and community leaders with expertise in domestic violence were identified and recruited for this study.

The study was conducted within a community-based setting for a period of six months. Health professionals and community leaders from an array of backgrounds participated in a total of 5 focus groups. The focus group discussions were designed to closely examine the risk factors for domestic violence that service providers, community leaders, and health and legal professionals feel operate in the case of Arab immigrant women who are in partner abuse relationships.

Results: Although it is difficult to generalize about the findings because of the qualitative nature of the study, the analysis of data resulted in eight themes with regard to assessment of risk factors.  Religious beliefs, family support, economic, social, immigration status, legal rights and English language skills were factors in increasing the risk for domestic violence for Arab American clients should be incorporated into the risk assessment tool.

Conclusion: This research project identified several variables in the identification of domestic violence risk factors in a sample of Arab American immigrant women. Community leaders, service providers, and the spiritual leaders were engaged in the development of a culturally and linguistically appropriate risk assessment tool that will accurately identify risk factors for domestic violence.

Keywords:
Arab American women; Domestic violence; Cultural manifestations
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleDomestic Violence Risk Factors Among Arab Immigrant Womenen
dc.contributor.authorKulwicki, Anahiden
dc.contributor.departmentFloridaen
dc.author.detailsKulwicki, Anahid, PhD, RN, akulwick@fiu.edu;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243512-
dc.description.abstract<b><b>Purpose: </b> </b>The purpose of this research was to develop and standardize an evidence-based, culturally-sensitive bi-lingual (Arabic/English) measure of risk for domestic violence for use in health, mental health and social service settings for Arab American clients <p><b><b>Methods: </b> </b>Morgan and&nbsp;Kreuger&rsquo;s&nbsp; (1988) steps for focus group data collection and analysis were followed rigorously to insure the accuracy and the credibility of the study findings. An inquiry guide was developed by the Principal Investigator and was critiqued by a consultant with expertise in the field. A select group of professionals and community leaders with expertise in domestic violence were identified and recruited for this study. <p>The study was conducted within a community-based setting for a period of six months. Health professionals and community leaders from an array of backgrounds participated in a total of 5 focus groups. The focus group discussions were designed to closely examine the risk factors for domestic violence that service providers, community leaders, and health and legal professionals feel operate in the case of Arab immigrant women who are in partner abuse relationships. <b></b><p><b><b>Results: </b> </b>Although it is difficult to generalize about the findings because of the qualitative nature of the study, the analysis of data resulted in eight themes with regard to assessment of risk factors. &nbsp;Religious beliefs, family support, economic, social, immigration status, legal rights and English language skills were factors in increasing the risk for domestic violence for Arab American clients should be incorporated into the risk assessment tool. <p><b><b>Conclusion: </b> </b>This research project identified several variables in the identification of domestic violence risk factors in a sample of Arab American immigrant women. Community leaders, service providers, and the spiritual leaders were engaged in the development of a culturally and linguistically appropriate risk assessment tool that will accurately identify risk factors for domestic violence.en
dc.subjectArab American womenen
dc.subjectDomestic violenceen
dc.subjectCultural manifestationsen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:23:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:23:18Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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