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ERIC Number: EJ786196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-8017
Profiles of Women Who Have Mental Retardation with and without a Documented History of Abuse
Hickson, Linda; Khemka, Ishita; Golden, Harriet; Chatzistyli, Aikaterini
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v113 n2 p133-142 Mar 2008
Thirty-six women with mental retardation were divided into two groups on the basis of whether they had a documented history of abuse during the preceding 5 years. The women with this history were more likely than the women with no documented history of abuse to be employing passive/avoidant decision-making strategies, reporting higher levels of stress, having dual diagnoses, be receiving counseling, and relying on others to go out into the community. We recommend that special attention be paid to designing interventions that are tailored to the specific needs of these women.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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