The "Battering syndrome" : prevalence and clinical characteristics of domestic violence in primary care internal medicine practices.
To determine the prevalence of domestic violence among female patients and to identify clinical characteristics that are associated with current domestic violence..
Cross-sectional, self-administered, anonymous survey..
4 community-based, primary care internal medicine practices..
1952 female patients of varied age and marital, educational, and economic status who were seen from February to July 1993..
The survey instrument included previously validated questions on physical and sexual abuse, alcohol abuse, and emotional status and questions on demographic characteristics, physical symptoms, use of street drugs and prescribed medications, and medical and psychiatric history..
108 of the 1952 respondents (5.5%) had experienced domestic violence in the year before presentation.
Four hundred eighteen (21.4%) had experienced domestic violence sometime in their adult lives, 429 (22.0%) before age 18 years, and 639 (32.7%) as either an adult or child.
Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Milieu familial, Femme, Prévalence, Soin santé primaire, Corrélation, Epidémiologie, Femelle, Amérique du Nord, Homme, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Family environment, Woman, Prevalence, Primary health care, Correlation, Epidemiology, Female, North America, Human, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0024274
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 01/03/1996.