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NCJ Number: 237860 Find in a Library
Title: Person-Oriented Methods in Partner Violence Research: Distinct Biopsychosocial Profiles Among Battered Women
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:25  Issue:6  Dated:June 2010  Pages:1064-1093
Author(s): Paula S. Nurius; Rebecca J. Macy
Date Published: June 2010
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA 30333
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Grant Number: 1 R01 DA11151; 5 T32 MH200010
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the use of person-oriented methods to understand differences that have been found in biopsychosocial consequences among those who experience intimate partner violence (IPV).
Abstract: Violence researchers have called for the use of person-oriented methods to understand differences that have been found in biopsychosocial consequences among those who experience intimate partner violence (IPV). To address this issue, the authors apply a person-oriented statistical method, latent profile analysis (LPA), to test for meaningful subgroups of a sample of 448 battered women based on participants’ appraisals of their vulnerability relative to their violent partner, depressive symptoms, physical injuries, overall physical health functioning, and their positive and negative social relationships with friends and family. The LPA established five significantly distinct subgroups. Using MANOVA, the authors examined these subgroups and their respective IPV exposure, both concomitant and separate incidents within the past year. Those with the most intensive violence exposure show the greatest level of challenge and impairment. However, the groups with comparable levels of IPV exposure manifest distinctly different configurations of biopsychosocial profiles, indicating a need for adaptive interventions commensurate with these profiles. The authors discuss the implications these findings have for developing adaptive interventions for battered women, as well as the potential utility of person-oriented tools for violence researchers. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Battered women programs; Coping; Intervention
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