Physical, Emotional/Psychological and Sexual Abuse Analysis based on Victim Characteristics
AffiliationThe University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
MeSH SubjectsEmergency Medicine
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
DescriptionA Thesis submitted to The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.
AbstractIt is estimated that 25-35% of women and men in Western countries have experienced Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Research has been performed indicating that there are long term effects of physical and emotional problems including associations with higher rates of mental illness and substance abuse. However, most research has been geared towards females as the victims of abuse. Research looking at the risk factors and long-term outcomes of male abuse victims has been limited. For this reason, this study was designed to determine the associated diagnoses and demographic factors which are associated in victims of physical, emotional/psychological and sexual abuse in both males and females presenting to Emergency Departments in Arizona.