Testing Two Global Models to Promote Safety for Abused Women and Their Children: Methods to Generate Evidence for Practice and Policy

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308093
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Testing Two Global Models to Promote Safety for Abused Women and Their Children: Methods to Generate Evidence for Practice and Policy
Author(s):
Cesario, Sandra
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Beta
Author Details:
Sandra Cesario, PhD, RNC, FAAN, scesario@twu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Aims: Two models of care exist for abused women worldwide: Shelters and Justice Services. To determine the differential safety, mental and physical health, economic, and general functioning outcomes for abused women and their children following long and short shelter stays compared to abused women who request justice services, a comparative outcomes study was conducted.

Methods: A 7-year prospective study of 300 English and Spanish speaking abused women with children who, for the first time, present to a shelter or contact the justice system for assistance. Twelve validated instruments measured maternal mental and physical health, severity of abuse, risk for murder, employment and economic sustainability. An additional instrument measured functioning of one child chosen at random. Data analysis was completed with ANOVA and regression.

Results: Significant (p<.05) differences emerged between the two cohorts of women on severity of abuse, mental health, marginalization, social support, and economic sufficiency with shelter women reporting lower health. Significant differences were also measured in functioning of children, with young boys and older girls displaying more aggressive behavior.

Conclusions: Evidence based interventions are needed specific to needs of abused women and their children. Major health differences exist for abused women who use shelters compared to women who use the justice system. Significant differences and associated policy and program implications will be discussed.

Keywords:
Protection Order; IPV; Shelter
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTesting Two Global Models to Promote Safety for Abused Women and Their Children: Methods to Generate Evidence for Practice and Policyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCesario, Sandraen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsSandra Cesario, PhD, RNC, FAAN, scesario@twu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308093-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Aims: Two models of care exist for abused women worldwide: Shelters and Justice Services. To determine the differential safety, mental and physical health, economic, and general functioning outcomes for abused women and their children following long and short shelter stays compared to abused women who request justice services, a comparative outcomes study was conducted. <p>Methods: A 7-year prospective study of 300 English and Spanish speaking abused women with children who, for the first time, present to a shelter or contact the justice system for assistance. Twelve validated instruments measured maternal mental and physical health, severity of abuse, risk for murder, employment and economic sustainability. An additional instrument measured functioning of one child chosen at random. Data analysis was completed with ANOVA and regression. <p>Results: Significant (p<.05) differences emerged between the two cohorts of women on severity of abuse, mental health, marginalization, social support, and economic sufficiency with shelter women reporting lower health. Significant differences were also measured in functioning of children, with young boys and older girls displaying more aggressive behavior. <p>Conclusions: Evidence based interventions are needed specific to needs of abused women and their children. Major health differences exist for abused women who use shelters compared to women who use the justice system. Significant differences and associated policy and program implications will be discussed.en_GB
dc.subjectProtection Orderen_GB
dc.subjectIPVen_GB
dc.subjectShelteren_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:48Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:48Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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