Health education needs of intimate partner violence survivors: Perspectives from female survivors and social service providers.

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Journal Article

OBJECTIVE:To explore the health education needs and learning preferences of female intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors in a social service agency located in South Florida, United States. DESIGN AND SAMPLE:An exploratory two-phase sequential mixed-methods study was completed through semistructured interviews with social service providers (n = 10), followed by a survey with predominately female IPV survivors (n = 122, 98.4%). MEASURES:Data obtained from interviews with social service providers were analyzed through conventional thematic content analysis. Data from interviews were used in developing a health survey completed by IPV survivors and analyzed utilizing descriptive statistics, chi-square tests and t tests. RESULTS:Three themes emerged from interviews including multidimensional health needs, navigating barriers to health care, and self-improvement specific to survivors of intimate partner violence. Survey results indicated that depression and self-esteem were the health education needs of highest priority. Demographic characteristics, including age and language use, were significantly associated to preferred methods of learning, p < .05. CONCLUSIONS:IPV survivors present with various health education needs. Current study findings can inform public health nurses in developing interventions or health-based programs for female IPV survivors in social service agency settings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ferranti, D; Lorenzo, D; Munoz-Rojas, D; Gonzalez-Guarda, RM

Published Date

  • March 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 118 - 125

PubMed ID

  • 29178174

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29178174

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-1446

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0737-1209

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/phn.12374

Language

  • eng