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ERIC Number: EJ841194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8712
Efficacy of a Group Intervention for Adult Women Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Hebert, Martine; Bergeron, Manon
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v16 n4 p37-61 2007
This study evaluates the effects of a group intervention for women sexually abused in childhood or adulthood. The sample consisted of 41 women involved in a group intervention based on a feminist approach offered by help centers for sexual assault victims in Quebec and 11 women in a wait-list comparison group. Results reveal that the group intervention reduced psychological distress and consequences associated with sexual abuse and that gains were maintained at three-month follow-up. Analyses of potential factors related to differential gains indicated that abuse-related variables and concurrent individual interventions were not linked to outcomes. Exploratory analyses suggested that women experiencing severe physical partner violence showed greater gains with respect to self-blame/stigmatization, sexual anxiety, and anxiety related to assertiveness. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Conflict Tactics Scale; Beck Depression Inventory