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Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Battered women are exposed to multiple forms of intimate partner abuse. This article explores the independent contributions of physical violence, sexual coercion, psychological abuse, and stalking on symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD and depression among a sample of severely battered, help-seeking women.

The authors test the unique effects of psychological abuse and stalking on mental health outcomes, after controlling for physical violence, injuries, and sexual coercion.

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Mean scores for the sample fall into the moderate to severe range for PTSD and within the moderate category for depression scores. Hierarchical regressions test the unique effects of stalking and psychological abuse, after controlling for physical violence, injuries, and sexual coercion. Psychological abuse and stalking contribute uniquely to the prediction of PTSD and depression symptoms, even after controlling for the effects of physical violence, injuries, and sexual coercion.

highlight the importance of examining multiple dimensions of intimate partner abuse. In a population-based sample of women in North Carolina, However, only 1. In addition, women stalked by former intimate partners were ificantly more likely to experience psychological abuse by those partners, compared to women who were not stalked by former partners.

These data underscore the topographical overlap among multiple dimensions of partner abuse. Nonetheless, relatively few studies of battered women include multidimensional assessments of physical assault, sexual coercion, psychological abuse, and stalking cf. Basile et al. Most research addressing the consequences of intimate partner abuse has focused Women want sex Bybee acts of physical aggression, whereas ificantly less attention has been accorded more subtle and difficult-to-measure dimensions of partner violence such as psychological abuse Arias, This gap is surprising, given that battered women frequently identify psychological abuse as inflicting greater distress compared to physical acts of violence Follingstad et el.

To a large extent, the developing research on psychological abuse has grappled more with the complexities of psychometric measurement than with understanding the impact of psychological abuse on mental health outcomes Maiuro, In a sample of court-involved battered women, Dutton et al. In an effort to disentangle the effects of physical from psychological abuse, Sackett and Saunders compared 30 sheltered battered women with 30 nonsheltered battered women on outcomes assessing depression, self-esteem, and fear.

Psychological abuse contributed uniquely to the predictions of all three outcomes, with the most robust effects of psychological abuse identified on outcomes assessing fear and self-esteem. Prospective analyses assessing various forms of psychological abuse revealed that denigration predicted PTSD strongly and consistently across analyses. In a multivariate analysis of risk markers for injury, Thompson, Saltzman, and Johnson found that emotional abuse increased the risk of both minor and severe physical injuries. Studies comparing women who were battered only with women who were battered and sexually assaulted have found more severe physical violence when sexual violence was present Frieze,as well as more severe symptomatology Bennice et al.

However, the role of sexual coercion in Women want sex Bybee unique variance in PTSD symptomatology has been mixed when other dimensions of IPV are included in multivariate analyses Basile et al. Compared to physical, sexual, and psychological abuse in intimate partnerships, relatively scant attention has been devoted to the role of stalking as a predictor of adverse outcomes among abused women.

Clearly, more research addressing the impact of stalking in the context of other concurrent forms of partner abuse is needed. Using a sub-sample of female participants completing the NVAWS telephone survey, Basile and colleagues found that physical, psychological, and stalking violence were associated with PTSD symptoms. Given these associations, infliction of physical injuries is also measured within the current study.

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Notably, depression among battered women has been found to be chronic, Women want sex Bybee symptoms continuing to exist over time for some battered women, even in the absence of recent revictimization Campbell et al. Symptoms persisted even after a considerable length of time had passed following receipt of services i. The goal of our study was to assess the unique contributions of physical violence, sexual coercion, psychological abuse, and stalking on symptoms of PTSD and depression among a sample of severely battered, help-seeking women.

Using a clinician interview to assess IPV and symptomatology, we conducted a multidimensional assessment of multiple forms of partner abuse, specifically testing the unique effects of the understudied forms of partner abuse—namely, psychological abuse and stalking, after controlling for the expected contributions from physical violence, injuries, and sexual coercion.

We predicted that both stalking and psychological abuse would contribute unique variance to the predictions of PTSD and depression after controlling for physical and sexual relationship violence and that the contributions from physical violence would be diminished once psychological abuse and stalking were entered into regression equations first. Demographic characteristics of the sample are summarized in Table 1. Participants averaged The majority of participants were African American. Women received an average of Despite their relatively high educational attainment, the sample was impoverished in terms of income.

Demographic characteristics of the sample are listed in Table 1. Another Furthermore, 9.

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Nearly all participants Relationship characteristics of the sample are summarized in Table 1. Participants were recruited from residential and nonresidential community agencies serving battered women. Research staff made presentations to community Women want sex Bybee staff during their regular staff meetings.

Questions or concerns about the research goals and procedures were clarified at that time. Agency personnel apprised their clients of the research opportunity during the intake process. Agency clients were provided with a postcard briefly describing the study and listing confidential contact information for the study staff. A dedicated telephone line was established for purposes of participant recruitment. Prospective participants contacted us and were screened for eligibility on the telephone. To recruit a sample of battered women who experienced recent, serial IPV, we used several Women want sex Bybee criteria for potential participants: a length of relationship, b recency of violence, and c severity of violence.

First, participants were required to have been in an intimate relationship, whether cohabiting or not, for a minimum of 3 months, effectively ruling out dating violence taking place within the context of casual dating relationships. Second, to improve reporting accuracy, we required that the most recent episode of violence occurred within the past 6 months. However, if the most recent episode occurred less than 2 weeks earlier, participants were scheduled so that there was at least 2 weeks between the most recent episode and the assessment.

This deation was made so to reduce potential inflation of scores on symptom measures as a consequence of assault recency. Participants were assessed a minimum of 2 weeks following their last exposure to a violent incident to avoid artificially inflating PTSD scores based on very recent exposure to physical violence. The sample nonetheless was one with chronic exposure to repeat relationship abuse and violence.

Minor violence items were as follows: pushed, shoved, or grabbed you; slapped or hit you; threw things at you that could hurt; and twisted your arm or pulled your hair. Severe violence items were as follows: hit or punched you with a fist or with something that could hurt; caused you to have physical injuries; choked you; slammed you against a wall or threw you down stairs; kicked you or beat you up; threatened you with a weapon; used a weapon against you; forced you to have sex when you did not want to; caused you to fear for your life or the lives of your family members.

Participants who were ruled out of the study based on their telephone screening were given support, thanked for their time, and were provided with information about appropriate resources in the community. Sixty-seven women were screened out of the study for the following reasons: Seven women were with their partners for fewer than 3 months, 17 women reported fewer than the required of episodes of physical violence, 38 women reported abuse that occurred more than 6 months ago and for some women, the abuse ended many years agoand 12 women declined to participate after completing the initial telephone screen.

Twelve women were terminated from study participation for reasons including apparent psychosis, acute suicidality, drug or alcohol intoxication, or other factors potentially affecting the validity of the. Another 14 women were dropped from the final data set due to suspected problems with the validity of their self-reported data e. Participant literacy was assessed by having participants informally demonstrate their understanding of the consent process by having them paraphrase what they read.

In the event that a participant had questionable literacy, the questions were read aloud to the participant by a trained female interviewer on the project. The research was conducted at a university-based trauma center housing a community-based trauma clinic and research facilities.

The center was located in an urban setting that was easily accessible by bus and an above-ground rail system that dropped passengers off very close to the setting, thus minimizing travel stress for participants. The abbreviated item version of the PMWI consists of two factor-derived subscales that measure dominance and isolation and emotional and verbal abuse. Evidence of reliability and validity are presented in Tolman Each subscale consists of 7 items.

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Coefficient alphas were. The authors of the CTS-2 suggest creating a severity index by adding the midpoint for each item and creating a summed score for each subscale. The midpoint equals the rating for ratings of 0, 1, and 2 for items rated with those scores.

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Scores of 3 are recoded to 4, scores of 4 are recoded to 8, scores of 5 are recoded to 15, and scores of 6 are recoded to Separate subscales assessing minor and severe violence were used. The Minor Violence subscale consisted of the five CTS-2 minor violence items and had a coefficient alpha of. The Severe Violence subscale contained the 7 CTS-2 severe violence items supplemented with two additional items assessing repeated and violent shaking and being hit on the head repeatedly.

This subscale had a coefficient alpha of. To assess sexual coercion, we used a modification of the CTS-2 items, by using two separate questions to assess a the use of threats or force to coerce oral or anal sex and b the use of threats or force to coerce vaginal intercourse. CTS-2 scoring was used. The alpha for the two items was. The SBC is a item inventory assessing a variety of unwanted harassing and pursuit-oriented behaviors. Participants rated each item for the period of time covering the 6 months preceding study participation.

The SBC was originally factor analyzed Coleman, resulting in two subscales, Violent Behavior with 12 items ing for The Violent Behavior subscale consists of items addressing overt acts of violence e. The Harassing Behavior subscale consists of items reflecting nonviolent harassment, such as unwanted telephone calls, gifts or visits, and being followed. Only the Harassing Behavior items were included in the present analyses, because the Violent Behavior subscale shared too much overlap with measures of physical violence.

Coefficient alpha for the Harassing Behavior subscale was. This interview consists of a variety of structured questions assessing demographic and abusive relationship characteristics. Embedded in this structured interview were questions addressing various aspects of the abusive relationship, Women want sex Bybee length of the battering, length of the abusive relationship, date of most recent episode of abuse, and time since leaving the relationship most recently.

Participants were also queried about a range of minor and severe injuries. Each injury item is rated on a frequency scale.

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Six items assess minor injuries: a bruises to the head, face, or neck; b bruises to the rest of the body; c cuts on the head, face, neck; d cuts on the rest of the Women want sex Bybee e burns to head, face, neck; and f burns to other parts of the body. These six items had a coefficient alpha of. Seven items assessing severe injuries were also included: a broken bones in the head, face, neck; b broken bones on other parts of the body; c dislocated bones on parts of the body other than head, face, neck; d loss of consciousness; e damaged teeth; f ruptured eardrum; and g damage to internal organs.

Coefficient alpha for this subscale was. The low endorsement rate for this group of very severe injuries constrained the alpha level. The PDS is a item measure of PTSD symptoms that can be used to compute a continuous severity score, severity scores for each of the three clusters of symptoms, and for making a formal diagnosis of PTSD.

Coefficient alpha for the point scale was. The PDS has been found to possess excellent psychometric properties, including internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and convergent validity with other well-established measures of PTSD.

Items are rated on a 4-point severity scale.

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Coefficient alpha for the scale was. Participants who met study criteria and agreed to participate completed the study in two visits that typically occurred within several days of each other. On the initial day, women completed several symptom-based measures programmed onto a laptop computer to reduce the likelihood that symptom scores would be elevated as a consequence of discussing traumatic material. A trained female research assistant worked closely with the participant to demonstrate the laptop procedure.

There were practice questions to ensure that the participant was using the computer correctly. The research assistant remained available for assistance throughout the procedure in case a participant encountered technical difficulties. Interview materials included participant exposure to partner abuse, injuries sustained, responses to abuse, and a of other constructs not relevant to the current analyses. The second day consisted of additional self-report instruments that Women want sex Bybee programmed onto a laptop computer. Those measures are not relevant to the present article.

Debriefings were conducted with participants following completion of all instruments. Participants were paid for their time. Mild and moderate symptoms were endorsed by 5. Depressive symptoms yielded a similar pattern of. Moderate and severe symptoms were endorsed by In contrast, minimal and mild symptoms were reported by These data are found in Table 2. First, Pearson correlations between the set of predictors and each outcome variable were computed.

These data are presented in Table 3. Each type of violence, psychological abuse, and stalking were ificantly though modestly associated with symptoms of PTSD and depression. To examine the relative contributions of stalking, psychological abuse, and physical violence on mental health outcomes, a set of two hierarchical multiple regression analyses were conducted on each dependent measure PTSD and depression.

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