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Ethnic differences in correlates of suicidal behavior among women seeking help for intimate partner violence.
Crisis. 2015; 36(4):257-66.C

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Women abused by an intimate partner are at risk of engaging in nonfatal suicidal behavior and suicidal communication (NSBSC). No studies have examined ethnic differences in correlates of NSBSC among abused women.

AIMS

This secondary data analytic study examined whether correlates of NSBSC previously reported among a mixed ethnic sample of women seeking help for abuse by a male intimate partner differed for those who self-identified as Latina (N = 340), African American (N = 184), or European American (N = 67).

METHOD

Logistic regression was used to examine correlates of NSBSC separately among Latina, African American, and European American women.

RESULTS

More severe violence by a male intimate partner, having a chronic or disabling illness, being younger, and being unemployed were positively associated with NSBSC in bivariate analyses among Latina women, but unemployment did not remain significantly associated with NSBSC in the multiple logistic regression. There were no significant correlates of NSBSC for African American women. Having a chronic illness was significantly associated with NSBSC among European American women.

CONCLUSION

Findings suggest the need for culturally tailored suicide prevention interventions and studies that examine risk and protective factors for NSBSC among a diversity of women abused by male intimate partners.

Authors+Show Affiliations

1 Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, USA.2 School of Social Work, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USA.1 Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, USA.3 School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26440622

Citation

Cavanaugh, Courtenay E., et al. "Ethnic Differences in Correlates of Suicidal Behavior Among Women Seeking Help for Intimate Partner Violence." Crisis, vol. 36, no. 4, 2015, pp. 257-66.
Cavanaugh CE, Messing JT, Eyzerovich E, et al. Ethnic differences in correlates of suicidal behavior among women seeking help for intimate partner violence. Crisis. 2015;36(4):257-66.
Cavanaugh, C. E., Messing, J. T., Eyzerovich, E., & Campbell, J. C. (2015). Ethnic differences in correlates of suicidal behavior among women seeking help for intimate partner violence. Crisis, 36(4), 257-66. https://doi.org/10.1027/0227-5910/a000321
Cavanaugh CE, et al. Ethnic Differences in Correlates of Suicidal Behavior Among Women Seeking Help for Intimate Partner Violence. Crisis. 2015;36(4):257-66. PubMed PMID: 26440622.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ethnic differences in correlates of suicidal behavior among women seeking help for intimate partner violence. AU - Cavanaugh,Courtenay E, AU - Messing,Jill T, AU - Eyzerovich,Evelina, AU - Campbell,Jacquelyn C, PY - 2015/10/7/entrez PY - 2015/10/7/pubmed PY - 2016/12/15/medline KW - ethnic differences KW - intimate partner violence KW - suicidal behavior KW - women SP - 257 EP - 66 JF - Crisis JO - Crisis VL - 36 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND: Women abused by an intimate partner are at risk of engaging in nonfatal suicidal behavior and suicidal communication (NSBSC). No studies have examined ethnic differences in correlates of NSBSC among abused women. AIMS: This secondary data analytic study examined whether correlates of NSBSC previously reported among a mixed ethnic sample of women seeking help for abuse by a male intimate partner differed for those who self-identified as Latina (N = 340), African American (N = 184), or European American (N = 67). METHOD: Logistic regression was used to examine correlates of NSBSC separately among Latina, African American, and European American women. RESULTS: More severe violence by a male intimate partner, having a chronic or disabling illness, being younger, and being unemployed were positively associated with NSBSC in bivariate analyses among Latina women, but unemployment did not remain significantly associated with NSBSC in the multiple logistic regression. There were no significant correlates of NSBSC for African American women. Having a chronic illness was significantly associated with NSBSC among European American women. CONCLUSION: Findings suggest the need for culturally tailored suicide prevention interventions and studies that examine risk and protective factors for NSBSC among a diversity of women abused by male intimate partners. SN - 2151-2396 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26440622/Ethnic_differences_in_correlates_of_suicidal_behavior_among_women_seeking_help_for_intimate_partner_violence_ L2 - https://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/10.1027/0227-5910/a000321?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -