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ERIC Number: EJ787655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Mental Health Disorders and Functioning of Women in Domestic Violence Shelters
Helfrich, Christine A.; Fujiura, Glenn T.; Rutkowski-Kmitta, Violet
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v23 n4 p437-453 2008
This study investigates the presence of mental health symptoms and disorders reported by 74 women in a domestic violence shelter and the impact of those symptoms on function in work, school, and social encounters. Findings are compared to estimates of U.S. women generally, based on a national sample of over 65,000 women drawn from the 1995 National Health Interview Survey. The sheltered sample presents significantly higher rates of mental conditions and functional impairments affecting their work, school, and social functioning. These women are also less educated and poorer and use more health services than the U.S. population. Mental health conditions must be identified in shelters to improve functioning and facilitate independence from abusers. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States