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ERIC Number: ED458481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 8
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Vulnerability to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among Battered Women in Israel.
Arzy, Ronit; Amir, Marianne; Kotler, Moshe
The increasing prevalence of domestic violence in Israel has engendered a critical need to identify and treat battered women. This paper looks at Posttraumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) and considers its predictors among battered women. The research sample was comprised of a sample of 91 battered women between the ages of 20 and 60 who applied to the Domestic Violence Treatment and Prevention Center for treatment. They were administered the Traumatic Event Questionnaire, Conflict Tactics Scale, and the PTSD-Scale for Family Violence. The results showed that previous trauma, severity of violence, physical and verbal violence distinguished battered women with and without PTSD. The findings reflect the severe consequences of verbal violence on the psychological health of battered women. (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel