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Posttraumatic stress symptom profiles of battered women: a comparison of survivors in two settings.
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PMID:  7826934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study sought to develop a profile of posttraumatic stress symptoms experienced by battered women and to explore differences among subsamples. Two groups of survivors from five states were compared: 159 who had obtained help at domestic violence programs (DVP) and 33 who had obtained help at other types of programs (NDVP). They completed three self-report measures of posttraumatic stress and a fear questionnaire. Sixty percent of the women in the DVP group and 62% in the NDVP group met criteria for a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The most common symptoms were: nightmares intrusive memories of the abuse, avoiding reminders of it, and hyperarousal, and nightmares. DVP women experienced a variety of symptoms more frequently. Group differences in PTSD symptomatology were not present after statistically controlling for severity and frequency of the violence and length of time since the abusive relationship.
D G Saunders
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Violence and victims     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0886-6708     ISO Abbreviation:  Violence Vict     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-23     Completed Date:  1995-02-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8916436     Medline TA:  Violence Vict     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Social Work, University of Michigan.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Personality Inventory
Social Environment
Social Support
Spouse Abuse / prevention & control,  psychology*
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / diagnosis,  psychology*
Wounds and Injuries / psychology
Grant Support
K08 MH00542-01A3/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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