Intimate partner violence in older women in Spain: prevalence, health consequences, and service utilization

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Title: Intimate partner violence in older women in Spain: prevalence, health consequences, and service utilization
Authors: Montero Piñar, María Isabel | Martín Baena, David | Escribà Agüir, Vicenta | Ruiz Pérez, Isabel | Vives-Cases, Carmen | Talavera, Marta
Research Group/s: Salud Pública
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia
Keywords: Intimate partner violence | Age | Women's health | Healthcare utilization
Knowledge Area: Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública
Issue Date: 11-Oct-2013
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: MONTERO, Isabel, et al. “Intimate partner violence in older women in Spain: prevalence, health consequences, and service utilization”. Journal of Women & Aging. Vol. 25, Issue 4 (2013). ISSN 0895-2841, pp. 358-371
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to estimate the prevalence of lifetime intimate partner violence (IPV) in older women and to analyze its effect on women's health and Healthcare Services utilization. Women aged 55 years and over (1,676) randomly sampled from Primary Healthcare Services around Spain were included. Lifetime IPV prevalence, types, and duration were calculated. Descriptive and multivariate procedures using logistic and multiple lineal regression models were used. Of the women studied, 29.4% experienced IPV with an average duration of 21 years. Regardless of the type of IPV experienced, abused women showed significantly poorer health and higher healthcare services utilization compared to women who had never been abused. The high prevalence detected long standing duration, negative health impact, and high healthcare services utilization, calling attention to a need for increased efforts aimed at addressing IPV in older women.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/33377
ISSN: 0895-2841 (Print) | 1540-7322 (Online)
DOI: 10.1080/08952841.2013.838854
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08952841.2013.838854
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INV - Investigación en Género - Artículos de Revistas
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