Journal article

Lifetime Prevalence of Gender-Based Violence in Women and the Relationship With Mental Disorders and Psychosocial Function

Susan Rees, Derrick Silove, Tien Chey, Lorraine Ivancic, Zachary Steel, Mark Creamer, Maree Teesson, Richard Bryant, Alexander C McFarlane, Katherine L Mills, Tim Slade, Natacha Carragher, Meaghan O'Donnell, David Forbes

JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2011

Abstract

CONTEXT: Intimate partner physical violence, rape, sexual assault, and stalking are pervasive and co-occurring forms of gender-based violence (GBV). An association between these forms of abuse and lifetime mental disorder and psychosocial disability among women needs to be examined. OBJECTIVES: To assess the association of GBV and mental disorder, its severity and comorbidity, and psychosocial functioning among women. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A cross-sectional study based on the Australian National Mental Health and Well-being Survey in 2007, of 4451 women (65% response rate) aged 16 to 85 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The Composite International Diagnostic Interview version 3.0 of..

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