Posttraumatic stress disorder and physical health symptoms among women seeking help for relationship aggression.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study examined associations between intimate partner aggression and physical health symptoms among a sample of help-seeking women experiencing relationship aggression (N = 388). Using a structural equation modeling framework, the authors found posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms to fully mediate the associations of both physical and psychological aggression with physical health symptoms. The influence of PTSD symptoms on physical health symptoms was partially mediated by anger/irritability. Results were consistent with studies from other trauma groups suggesting that PTSD is pivotal with respect to explaining the effects of trauma on health.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Taft, CT; Vogt, DS; Mechanic, MB; Resick, PA

Published Date

  • September 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 354 - 362

PubMed ID

  • 17874920

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2971557

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0893-3200

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0893-3200.21.3.354


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States