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An exploratory examination of the meanings of residual injuries from intimate partner violence.
Women Health. 2007; 45(3):85-102.WH

Abstract

The meanings attached to residual injuries resulting from intimate partner violence (IPV) may play an important role in shaping psychological distress associated with these experiences. This study explored IPV victims' personal definitions and meanings of their residual IPV-related injuries as a first step in determining the potential psychological implications. Sixteen female victims of IPV with partner violence-related residual injuries, defined as marks, scars, and other permanent changes to their bodies met in small groups of 3-5 participants. Group discussions focused on the meanings individuals associated with their most distressing residual injury and the implications of those meanings for body image, interpersonal relationships, cues for posttraumatic responses, and other emotional reactions. Findings suggested that IPV-related injuries may be connected to the IPV, IPV-related blame, and may have implications for victims' self-identity and perceived potential for future relationships.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Saint Louis University, 221 North Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63103, USA. weavert@slu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18032164

Citation

Weaver, Terri L., et al. "An Exploratory Examination of the Meanings of Residual Injuries From Intimate Partner Violence." Women & Health, vol. 45, no. 3, 2007, pp. 85-102.
Weaver TL, Turner PK, Schwarze N, et al. An exploratory examination of the meanings of residual injuries from intimate partner violence. Women Health. 2007;45(3):85-102.
Weaver, T. L., Turner, P. K., Schwarze, N., Thayer, C. A., & Carter-Sand, S. (2007). An exploratory examination of the meanings of residual injuries from intimate partner violence. Women & Health, 45(3), 85-102.
Weaver TL, et al. An Exploratory Examination of the Meanings of Residual Injuries From Intimate Partner Violence. Women Health. 2007;45(3):85-102. PubMed PMID: 18032164.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An exploratory examination of the meanings of residual injuries from intimate partner violence. AU - Weaver,Terri L, AU - Turner,Paaige K, AU - Schwarze,Nicole, AU - Thayer,Christine A, AU - Carter-Sand,Stacey, PY - 2007/11/23/pubmed PY - 2007/12/19/medline PY - 2007/11/23/entrez SP - 85 EP - 102 JF - Women & health JO - Women Health VL - 45 IS - 3 N2 - The meanings attached to residual injuries resulting from intimate partner violence (IPV) may play an important role in shaping psychological distress associated with these experiences. This study explored IPV victims' personal definitions and meanings of their residual IPV-related injuries as a first step in determining the potential psychological implications. Sixteen female victims of IPV with partner violence-related residual injuries, defined as marks, scars, and other permanent changes to their bodies met in small groups of 3-5 participants. Group discussions focused on the meanings individuals associated with their most distressing residual injury and the implications of those meanings for body image, interpersonal relationships, cues for posttraumatic responses, and other emotional reactions. Findings suggested that IPV-related injuries may be connected to the IPV, IPV-related blame, and may have implications for victims' self-identity and perceived potential for future relationships. SN - 0363-0242 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18032164/An_exploratory_examination_of_the_meanings_of_residual_injuries_from_intimate_partner_violence_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1300/J013v45n03_06 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -