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Description/Abstract

This brief is about the rate at which female veterans utilizing VHA primary care experience intimate partner violence, as well as the risk factors for intimate partner violence. In policy and practice, health practitioners should check for signs of intimate partner violence among female veterans and should inform veterans of services and programs for individuals affected by it; family members should be supportive of female veterans who experience intimate partner violence. The VA could offer more mental health services and the DoD could offer employment programs to help female veterans. Suggestions for future research include studying how female veterans who experience intimate partner violence look for healthcare, ensuring complete privacy and anonymity in the study, using several data collection mechanisms to reduce selection bias, and looking at female veterans who do not use VHA facilities for healthcare.

Original Citation

Kimerling, R., Iverson, K. M., Dichter, M. E., Rodriguez, A. L., Wong, A., & Pavao, J. (2016). Prevalence of intimate partner violence among women veterans who utilize Veterans Health Administration primary care. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 31(8), 888–894. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-016-3701-7

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence | Gender and Sexuality | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Health and wellness, Domestic Violence, Veterans, Women veterans, Health services, Primary care

Subject

Family violence; Women veterans; Primary health care

Portfolio

Government and Community Services

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Fall 10-14-2016

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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