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Mental health consequences of intimate partner abuse: a multidimensional assessment of four different forms of abuse.

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Mechanic, MB; Weaver, TL; Resick, PA
Published in: Violence Against Women
June 2008

Battered women are exposed to multiple forms of intimate partner abuse. This article explores the independent contributions of physical violence, sexual coercion, psychological abuse, and stalking on symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression among a sample of 413 severely battered, help-seeking women. The authors test the unique effects of psychological abuse and stalking on mental health outcomes, after controlling for physical violence, injuries, and sexual coercion. Mean scores for the sample fall into the moderate to severe range for PTSD and within the moderate category for depression scores. Hierarchical regressions test the unique effects of stalking and psychological abuse, after controlling for physical violence, injuries, and sexual coercion. Psychological abuse and stalking contribute uniquely to the prediction of PTSD and depression symptoms, even after controlling for the effects of physical violence, injuries, and sexual coercion. Results highlight the importance of examining multiple dimensions of intimate partner abuse.

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Violence Against Women

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ISSN

1077-8012

Publication Date

June 2008

Volume

14

Issue

6

Start / End Page

634 / 654

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Spouse Abuse
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Risk Factors
  • Risk Assessment
  • Regression Analysis
  • Rape
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Middle Aged
  • Mental Health
 

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Mechanic, M. B., Weaver, T. L., & Resick, P. A. (2008). Mental health consequences of intimate partner abuse: a multidimensional assessment of four different forms of abuse. Violence Against Women, 14(6), 634–654. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801208319283
Mechanic, Mindy B., Terri L. Weaver, and Patricia A. Resick. “Mental health consequences of intimate partner abuse: a multidimensional assessment of four different forms of abuse.Violence Against Women 14, no. 6 (June 2008): 634–54. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801208319283.
Mechanic MB, Weaver TL, Resick PA. Mental health consequences of intimate partner abuse: a multidimensional assessment of four different forms of abuse. Violence Against Women. 2008 Jun;14(6):634–54.
Mechanic, Mindy B., et al. “Mental health consequences of intimate partner abuse: a multidimensional assessment of four different forms of abuse.Violence Against Women, vol. 14, no. 6, June 2008, pp. 634–54. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/1077801208319283.
Mechanic MB, Weaver TL, Resick PA. Mental health consequences of intimate partner abuse: a multidimensional assessment of four different forms of abuse. Violence Against Women. 2008 Jun;14(6):634–654.
Journal cover image

Published In

Violence Against Women

DOI

ISSN

1077-8012

Publication Date

June 2008

Volume

14

Issue

6

Start / End Page

634 / 654

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Spouse Abuse
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Risk Factors
  • Risk Assessment
  • Regression Analysis
  • Rape
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Middle Aged
  • Mental Health