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Correlates of injury to women with partners enrolled in batterer treatment programs.

By S N Forjuoh, J H Coben and E W Gondolf

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study examined correlates of injury in a cohort of women who were partners of men enrolled in batterer treatment programs. METHODS: Cross-sectional data of 670 pairs of battered women and their partners were analyzed. Prevalence rates of women's self-reports of injury due to their partners' abusive behavior were computed and compared by couples' demographic and behavioral characteristics. RESULTS: Men's use of severe tactics of abuse was the characteristic most significantly associated with injury (odds ratio = 15.47; 95% confidence interval = 9.02, 26.55). CONCLUSIONS: Our findings underscore the need to obtain information on the specific tactics used by couples to settle their disputes during universal screening by practitioners

Topics: Research Article
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:1508562
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