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Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Pregnant Women’s Mental Health: Mental Distress and Mental Strength
Issues in Mental Health Nursing
  • Linda Rose
  • Jeanne Alhusen
  • Shreya Bhandari, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Karen Soeken
  • Kristen Marcantonio
  • Linda F. C. Bullock
  • Phyllis W. Sharps
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2-1-2010
Abstract
The mental health consequences of living with intimate partner violence (IPV) are substantial. Despite the growing awareness of the incidence of depression and PTSD in women experiencing IPV, few studies have examined prospectively the experience of IPV during pregnancy and the impact of the abuse on women’s mental health. As a component of a larger clinical trial of an intervention for pregnant abused women, 27 women participated in a qualitative study of their responses to the abuse in the context of pregnancy and parenting. Results indicate that women’s changing perceptions of self was related to mental distress, mental health, or both mental distress and mental health.
DOI
10.3109/01612840903254834
Citation Information
Linda Rose, Jeanne Alhusen, Shreya Bhandari, Karen Soeken, et al.. "Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Pregnant Women’s Mental Health: Mental Distress and Mental Strength" Issues in Mental Health Nursing Vol. 31 Iss. 2 (2010) p. 103 - 111 ISSN: 1096-4673
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shreya_bhandari/24/