Factors Related To Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Shelter-Based Abused Women

Irene E. Jonker, Danielle A.M. Lako, Mariëlle D. Beijersbergen, Marit Sijbrandij, Albert M. van Hemert, Judith R.L.M. Wolf

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Abstract

In this study, linear mixed-effects regression analyses were used to examine whether sociodemographic variables, abuse-related variables, and well-being variables were associated with symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in abused women residing in shelters. Results pointed out that symptoms of depression severity were positively associated with migration background and the experience of physical abuse and negatively associated with self-esteem and social support. PTSD symptoms were positively associated with the experience of sexual abuse and negatively associated with self-esteem. Within women’s shelters, staff could be sensitive to improving the social integration of women, especially those with a non-Dutch background, and strengthening the women’s social networks and their self-esteem.

Original languageEnglish
JournalViolence Against Women
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2018

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self-esteem
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migration background
social integration
sexual violence
social support
social network
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well-being
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Keywords

  • battered women
  • depression
  • PTSD

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Jonker, I. E., Lako, D. A. M., Beijersbergen, M. D., Sijbrandij, M., van Hemert, A. M., & Wolf, J. R. L. M. (Accepted/In press). Factors Related To Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Shelter-Based Abused Women. Violence Against Women. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801218790700
Jonker, Irene E. ; Lako, Danielle A.M. ; Beijersbergen, Mariëlle D. ; Sijbrandij, Marit ; van Hemert, Albert M. ; Wolf, Judith R.L.M. / Factors Related To Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Shelter-Based Abused Women. In: Violence Against Women. 2018.
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