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The process of change for victims of intimate partner violence: support for a psychosocial readiness model.
Womens Health Issues. 2006 Sep-Oct; 16(5):262-74.WH

Abstract

Intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization is a women's health problem that imposes a significant health and health care cost burden. Although IPV victims cannot change the perpetrator's behavior, they can take actions to reduce exposure to the partner's abuse. The process of change for IPV victims has been described using the transtheoretical model (TTM), among others. We report results of a qualitative study with current and past IPV victims to 1) explicate the process of safety-seeking behavior change for female victims of IPV and 2) explore the fit of the TTM for explaining this process. Based on the results, we propose the psychosocial readiness model to describe the process of change for female victims of IPV. This model considers readiness as a continuum that ranges from robustly defending the status quo on 1 end to being ready to take action toward change on the other. Movement toward and away from change along the continuum results from a dynamic interplay of both internal factors and external interpersonal and situational factors.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA. clusspa@upmc.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17055379

Citation

Cluss, Patricia A., et al. "The Process of Change for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: Support for a Psychosocial Readiness Model." Women's Health Issues : Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, vol. 16, no. 5, 2006, pp. 262-74.
Cluss PA, Chang JC, Hawker L, et al. The process of change for victims of intimate partner violence: support for a psychosocial readiness model. Womens Health Issues. 2006;16(5):262-74.
Cluss, P. A., Chang, J. C., Hawker, L., Scholle, S. H., Dado, D., Buranosky, R., & Goldstrohm, S. (2006). The process of change for victims of intimate partner violence: support for a psychosocial readiness model. Women's Health Issues : Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, 16(5), 262-74.
Cluss PA, et al. The Process of Change for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: Support for a Psychosocial Readiness Model. Womens Health Issues. 2006 Sep-Oct;16(5):262-74. PubMed PMID: 17055379.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The process of change for victims of intimate partner violence: support for a psychosocial readiness model. AU - Cluss,Patricia A, AU - Chang,Judy C, AU - Hawker,Lynn, AU - Scholle,Sarah Hudson, AU - Dado,Diane, AU - Buranosky,Raquel, AU - Goldstrohm,Sheri, PY - 2006/01/23/received PY - 2006/06/10/revised PY - 2006/06/20/accepted PY - 2006/10/24/pubmed PY - 2007/1/24/medline PY - 2006/10/24/entrez SP - 262 EP - 74 JF - Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health JO - Womens Health Issues VL - 16 IS - 5 N2 - Intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization is a women's health problem that imposes a significant health and health care cost burden. Although IPV victims cannot change the perpetrator's behavior, they can take actions to reduce exposure to the partner's abuse. The process of change for IPV victims has been described using the transtheoretical model (TTM), among others. We report results of a qualitative study with current and past IPV victims to 1) explicate the process of safety-seeking behavior change for female victims of IPV and 2) explore the fit of the TTM for explaining this process. Based on the results, we propose the psychosocial readiness model to describe the process of change for female victims of IPV. This model considers readiness as a continuum that ranges from robustly defending the status quo on 1 end to being ready to take action toward change on the other. Movement toward and away from change along the continuum results from a dynamic interplay of both internal factors and external interpersonal and situational factors. SN - 1049-3867 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17055379/The_process_of_change_for_victims_of_intimate_partner_violence:_support_for_a_psychosocial_readiness_model_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1049-3867(06)00064-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -