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Intimate partner violence and health-related quality of life in European men and women: Findings from the DOVE study
Institute of Public Health, University of Porto, Rua das Taipas, 135, Porto, 4050-600, Portugal .
Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St George's, University of London, London, United Kingdom .
Department of Sociology, National School of Public Health, Athens, Greece .
University of Emden, Emden, Germany .
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2015 (English)In: Quality of Life Research, ISSN 0962-9343, E-ISSN 1573-2649, Vol. 24, no 2, 463-473 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Abstract

Purpose

Little is known on the specific relation between

being a perpetrator or both a victim and perpetrator of

intimate partner violence (IPV) and health-related quality

of life (HRQoL). We assessed the association between

HRQoL and abuse, considering men and women as victims,

perpetrators or reciprocally.

Methods

Participants were adult men and women

(

n=

3,496), randomly selected from the general population

of six European cities. The Revised-Conflict-Tactics-Scales

and the Medical-Outcomes-Study 36-item Short-Form

Health Survey (SF-36) were used to measure IPV and

HRQoL. The age-, education-, and city-adjusted mean

scores[standard error] of the physical and of the mental SF-

36 component summaries were used to compare victimsonly,

perpetrators-only, and those involved in both (bidirectional

or reciprocal cases) with those not involved in pastyear

and lifetime physical assault and/or sexual coercion.

Results

The physical component summary was significantly

lower in women involved in past-year bidirectional

physical assault compared with non-abused women. The

mental component summary in women not involved in IPV

was significantly higher than in those physically abused,

regardless of type of involvement. Women victims-only of

past-year sexual coercion and victims or involved in bidirectional

concomitant physical and sexual IPV also presented

lower scores in the mental component summary than

women not involved in IPV. In men, significantly lower

scores in the mental component summary were found in the

past-year bidirectional physically assaulted group and

among those involved bidirectionally in both physical and

sexual IPV compared with men not involved in IPV.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 24, no 2, 463-473 p.
Keyword [en]
Europe, Health-related quality of life, Intimate partner violence, Multicenter study
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Medical and Health Sciences Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-22537DOI: 10.1007/s11136-014-0766-9ISI: 000349292600020Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84931070338OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-22537DiVA: diva2:736636
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Available online 26 July 2014.

Available from: 2014-08-07 Created: 2014-08-07 Last updated: 2016-09-21Bibliographically approved

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