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Marital violence victimization and perpetration among women substance abusers: A descriptive study
Violence Against Women (2002)
  • Gregory Lyal Stuart
  • S. E. Ramsey
  • T. M. Moore
  • C. W. Kahler
  • L. E. Farrell
  • P. R. Recupero
  • R. A. Brown
Abstract
This study reports descriptive data assessing the impact of an intensive outpatient treatment for alcohol dependence on alcohol use, marital violence, psychological abuse, and marital satisfaction among 10 heterosexual female patients and their partners. Patients received 5 to 6 days of substance abuse treatment in a partial hospital program. Patient and partner assessments were conducted at baseline, 6-month follow-up, and 12-month follow-up. Results revealed decreased alcohol use in female patients as well as declines in the prevalence and frequency of husband-to-wife marital violence over time. Men evidenced no changes in their psychological abuse or marital satisfaction. Results also showed decreases in the prevalence and frequency of wife-to-husband violence and psychological abuse. Female patients reported no changes in their marital satisfaction. Overall, the study suggests that marital violence victimization and perpetration by female patients and their male partners declined following the females' substance abuse treatment. The clinical implications of the findings are discussed. doi: 10.1177/107780102400447078
Publication Date
August, 2002
Citation Information
Gregory Lyal Stuart, S. E. Ramsey, T. M. Moore, C. W. Kahler, et al.. "Marital violence victimization and perpetration among women substance abusers: A descriptive study" Violence Against Women Vol. 8 Iss. 8 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gregory_stuart/52/