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NCJ Number: 229791 Find in a Library
Title: General Practice Utilization After Sexual Victimization: A Case Control Study
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:16  Issue:3  Dated:March 2010  Pages:280-290
Author(s): Ask Elklit; Mark Shevlin
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 11
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationship between experiences of sexual victimization and health service utilization.
Abstract: There is a growing research literature that indicates that sexual victimization results in increased physical health problems and health service utilization. This study aimed to examine the relationship between attendance at a center for rape victims and frequency of contact with general practitioners. The study used matched case-control design, and information about general practitioner use over a 7-year period was drawn from the Danish Civil Registration System. There was a sustained increase in health care use for those who had used the center for rape victims compared to the control group. Tables, figure, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Case studies; Medical and dental services; Medical evaluation; Rape; Victim medical assistance; Victimization; Victims of violent crime
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