Prevalence and distinctiveness of battering, physical assault and sexual assault in a population-based sample.

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Paige Hall Smith, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The types of violence subsumed under the term intimate partner violence include physical assault, sexual assault, psychological abuse, and battering. This study is the first to estimate the prevalence of intimate partner violence by type (battering, physical assaults, and sexual assaults) in a population-based sample of women aged 18 to 45. The authors describe the prevalence of partner violence by type as well as the demographic, health behavior, and health status correlates of intimate partner violence by type. Findings support the empirical distinction of battering and assault. Battering as measured by the Women’s Experiences With Battering (WEB) Scale provided the most comprehensive measure of intimate partner violence.

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Violence Against Women, 8 (10), 1209-1232
Language: English
Date: 2002
Intimate partner violence, Physical assault, Sexual assault, Psychological abuse, Battering, Women’s Experiences With Battering (WEB) Scale

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