Conditions and Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence among Taiwanese Women

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Summary Purpose Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious public health issue among women. IPV victims usually seek help from hospitals, and emergency nurses are the frontline staff with whom the victims come into contact first. This study examined the conditions and patterns of IPV in southern Taiwan. Methods From designated hospitals in Kaohsiung under the Department of Health Injury Assessment Clinic, data were collected on 497 women regarding their injury assessment for IPV reported to the Kaohsiung City Government. Results Taiwanese survivors were older compared to immigrant survivors. Taiwanese survivors also had higher education levels compared to immigrant survivors. Taiwanese survivors had higher employment rate than immigrant survivors did. The time between IPV and medical help seeking was longer for divorced than married women. Conclusions These results can facilitate understanding of the conditions and patterns of IPV in Taiwan, increase the awareness of nurses, especially the emergency nurses for the prevention of IPV, and increase professional competency for the provision of appropriate healthcare services to survivors of IPV.

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Lee, F. H., Yang, Y. M., Wang, H. H., Huang, J. J., & Chang, S. C. (2015). Conditions and Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence among Taiwanese Women. Asian Nursing Research, 9(2), 91–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anr.2015.05.004

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