History of domestic violence and physical health in midlife

Loxton, Deborah, Schofield, Margot, Hussain, Rafat and Mishra, Gita (2006) History of domestic violence and physical health in midlife. Violence Against Women, 12 8: 715-731. doi:10.1177/1077801206291483

Author Loxton, Deborah
Schofield, Margot
Hussain, Rafat
Mishra, Gita
Title History of domestic violence and physical health in midlife
Journal name Violence Against Women   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1077-8012
Publication date 2006-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1077801206291483
Volume 12
Issue 8
Start page 715
End page 731
Total pages 17
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract The association between domestic violence and physical health in middle-aged Australian women is investigated via a cross-sectional survey of 14,100 women (45 to 50 years old) who responded to the first Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health survey. After adjustment for demographic and health behavior characteristics and menopause status in multivariate analyses, various physical conditions (allergies or breathing problems, pain or fatigue, bowel problems, vaginal discharge, eyesight and hearing problems, low iron, asthma, bronchitis or emphysema, cervical cancer) were associated with domestic violence. The results highlight the link between health and domestic violence in middle-aged women and underscore the need for health professionals to take a full social history from women presenting with physical symptoms.
Keyword Domestic violence
Intimate partner violence
Women's health
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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