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The impact of childhood maltreatment on PTSD symptoms among female survivors of intimate partner violence.
Violence Vict. 2013; 28(6):984-99.VV

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors often report histories of childhood maltreatment, yet the unique contributions of childhood maltreatment on IPV survivors' distinct posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms remain inadequately understood.

METHOD

Using interview and self-report measures, we examined IPV as a potential mediator of the association between childhood maltreatment and severity of PTSD symptom clusters (reexperiencing, avoidance, numbing, and hyperarousal) among a sample of 425 women seeking help for recent IPV.

RESULTS

Structural equation modeling demonstrated that while both childhood maltreatment and IPV were both positively associated with PTSD symptom clusters, IPV did not mediate the association between childhood maltreatment and severity of PTSD symptom clusters among acute IPV survivors.

CONCLUSIONS

Childhood maltreatment has persistent effects on the PTSD symptoms of IPV survivors, suggesting that child maltreatment may need to be addressed in addition to IPV during PTSD treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

VA Boston Healthcare System, USA. Robyn.Gobin@va.govWomen's Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, USA.Women's Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, USA.VA Boston Healthcare System, USA.Women's Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24547676

Citation

Gobin, Robyn L., et al. "The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment On PTSD Symptoms Among Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence." Violence and Victims, vol. 28, no. 6, 2013, pp. 984-99.
Gobin RL, Iverson KM, Mitchell K, et al. The impact of childhood maltreatment on PTSD symptoms among female survivors of intimate partner violence. Violence Vict. 2013;28(6):984-99.
Gobin, R. L., Iverson, K. M., Mitchell, K., Vaughn, R., & Resick, P. A. (2013). The impact of childhood maltreatment on PTSD symptoms among female survivors of intimate partner violence. Violence and Victims, 28(6), 984-99.
Gobin RL, et al. The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment On PTSD Symptoms Among Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. Violence Vict. 2013;28(6):984-99. PubMed PMID: 24547676.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The impact of childhood maltreatment on PTSD symptoms among female survivors of intimate partner violence. AU - Gobin,Robyn L, AU - Iverson,Katherine M, AU - Mitchell,Karen, AU - Vaughn,Rachel, AU - Resick,Patricia A, PY - 2014/2/20/entrez PY - 2014/2/20/pubmed PY - 2014/4/4/medline SP - 984 EP - 99 JF - Violence and victims JO - Violence Vict VL - 28 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors often report histories of childhood maltreatment, yet the unique contributions of childhood maltreatment on IPV survivors' distinct posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms remain inadequately understood. METHOD: Using interview and self-report measures, we examined IPV as a potential mediator of the association between childhood maltreatment and severity of PTSD symptom clusters (reexperiencing, avoidance, numbing, and hyperarousal) among a sample of 425 women seeking help for recent IPV. RESULTS: Structural equation modeling demonstrated that while both childhood maltreatment and IPV were both positively associated with PTSD symptom clusters, IPV did not mediate the association between childhood maltreatment and severity of PTSD symptom clusters among acute IPV survivors. CONCLUSIONS: Childhood maltreatment has persistent effects on the PTSD symptoms of IPV survivors, suggesting that child maltreatment may need to be addressed in addition to IPV during PTSD treatment. SN - 0886-6708 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24547676/The_impact_of_childhood_maltreatment_on_PTSD_symptoms_among_female_survivors_of_intimate_partner_violence_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1891/0886-6708.vv-d-12-00090 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -