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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241845     Find in a Library
  Title: Intimate Partner Stalking Victimization and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Post-Abuse Women
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  Author(s): Kimberly N. Fleming ; Tamara L. Newton ; Rafael Fernandez-Botran ; James J. Miller ; Vicki Ellison Burns
  Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:18  Issue:12  Dated:December 2012  Pages:1368 to 1389
  Date Published: 12/2012
  Page Count: 22
  Annotation: This article discusses the understanding of intimate partner stalking victimization in post-abuse women, with particular attention to the definition of stalking.
  Abstract: This study aimed to further understanding of intimate partner stalking victimization in post-abuse women, with particular attention to the definition of stalking (with or without fear and threat) most predictive of posttraumatic stress (PTS) symptoms. In community midlife women with histories of divorce (N = 192), a history of stalking victimization accompanied by fear and threat was positively correlated with PTS symptom severity, after accounting for other partner abuse. The presence, compared with absence, of fear-and-threat stalking history doubled the odds of symptomatic levels of hyperarousal. Greater physical assault and injury chronicity differentiated fear-and-threat stalked women from other stalked women. Stalking contributed to a fuller understanding of PTS symptoms in women, showing particular relevance for hyperarousal. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
  Main Term(s): Stalking
  Index Term(s): Victimization ; Abusing spouses ; Psychological victimization effects ; Abused women ; Post-trauma stress disorder ; Victims of violence
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Aging
United States of America
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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