Journal article

Intimate partner violence and health outcomes in mid-life women: a population-based cohort study

B Schei, JR Guthrie, L Dennerstein, S Alford

ARCHIVES OF WOMENS MENTAL HEALTH | SPRINGER WIEN | Published : 2006

Abstract

AIM: To investigate the association between experience of intimate partner violence (IPV) and health outcomes measured prospectively. METHOD: Eleven-year prospective study of a population-based cohort of 438 Australian-born women aged 45-55 years at baseline (in 1991). Annual face-to-face interviews measured health status and quality of life; questionnaires on intimate partner physical, emotional and sexual violence and on experiences of childhood abuse completed in year 6 of follow-up. RESULTS: In year 11 of follow-up 233 women (mean age 59.9 SD 2.5 years) were interviewed of whom 62 (27%) reported experiencing physical and/or emotional and/or sexual IPV prior to the 6(th) year of follow-up..

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