Intimate partner violence associated with low quality of life?-?a cross-sectional study.

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Source
BMC Womens Health. 2018 09 04; 18(1):148
Publication Type
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Date
09-04-2018
Author
Kjersti Alsaker
Bente E Moen
Tone Morken
Valborg Baste
Author Affiliation
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences/ Department of Welfare and Participation, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Haugeveien 28, 5005, Bergen, Norway. Kjersti.Alsaker@hvl.no.
Source
BMC Womens Health. 2018 09 04; 18(1):148
Date
09-04-2018
Language
English
Publication Type
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Keywords
Adult
Battered Women - psychology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Humans
Intimate Partner Violence - psychology
Middle Aged
Norway
Quality of Life
Abstract
Quality of life among abused women in Norway in 2006 was found to be significantly low compared to women at the same age in general. The aim of this study was to examine how quality of life is associated with experience of psychological and physical violence intimate partner violence among abused women seeking help after domestic partner abuse comparted to quality of life in a random sample of women in Norway.
A cross-sectional study in a random sample of 1500 women (response rate 36%, n?=?469) in Norway were performed. In addition, 191 women who sought help after domestic partner abuse were invited (44%, n?=?84). The experience of intimate partner violence (IPV) and health-related quality of life were measured in both samples. The participants were divided into: "Women seeking help" after domestic partner abuse (n?=?84); "Random sample, abused women" (n?=?127); and "Random sample, not abused women" (n?=?342).
The experience of psychological and physical violence was significantly different between the groups (p?
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30180829 View in PubMed
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