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Design and Implementation of the Domestic Violence Services in Rural Clinics Intervention.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Paige Hall Smith, Associate Professor and Director of The Center for Women's Health and Wellness (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Since the 1980s, health professionals have increasingly been interested in understanding the health consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV)(1-3). In addition, health care communities are recognizing the need to identify ways to respond more effectively to the needs of abused women. Numerous studies have indicated that 10%-55% of women obtaining care in general practice settings have experienced some form of IPV either in a current relationship or during their lifetime (4-8). In addition to the physical injuries, disability, and death that can be associated with IPV, both women who have been victimized by an intimate partner and children raised in violent households are more likely to experience a wide array of chronic physical and mental health conditions, including frequent headaches, gastrointestinal problems, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)(9-15).

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Publication
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence in Racial / Ethnic Minority Communities: CDC’s Demonstration Projects. Editors: D Whitaker, L Reese. CDC, 83-100
Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
Health professionals, Intimate partner violence (IPV), Chronic physical and mental health conditions