Factors related to posttraumatic stress symptoms in women experiencing police-involved intimate partner violence

Janet Sullivan Wilson, Joe F. West, Jill Messing, Sheryll Brown, Beverly Patchell, Jacquelyn C. Campbell

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Relationships among intimate partner violence (IPV), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms, health, and danger, using M.A. Dutton's Empowerment framework, were examined among 423 ethnically diverse women in contact with police due to IPV. Significant predictors of PTSD symptoms in multivariate analysis included Danger Assessment score, poor overall health, abuse leading to pain, victim expectations of future injury victimization, feeling unsafe, and shame. Results provide further evidence supporting routine assessment for violent trauma and PTSD as well as the need for research testing holistic interventions for women traumatized by violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAdvances in Nursing Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011



  • danger assessment
  • intimate partner violence
  • PTSD symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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