Assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder in battered women

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In this paper we analyze the frequency and intensity of posttraumatic stress disorder in a sample of 100 battered women. Female users of social services and other institutions for maltreated women completed the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Severity Scale (Echeburúa, Corral, Amor, Zubizarreta, & Sarasua, 1997). Results show that there are no significant differences based on the type of maltreatment experienced (physical, psychological and sexual). Nevertheless, we have identified social support as a possible protective factor that buffers women against posttraumatic stress, and previous experience of violence as a risk factor associated with higher levels of posttraumatic stress. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: journal abstract)
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Revista académica
Ansiedad y Estrés
Año de publicación
2009
Volumen
15
Incidencia
1
Número de páginas
29-38
Fecha de publicación
01/2009
Tipo de artículo
Journal Article
Editorial
Numero ISSN
1134-7937
Número ISBN
2174-0437
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