Partner violence, social support, and distress among inner-city African American women.

  • Thompson M
  • Kaslow N
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Abstract

Examines the role of social support in the partner violence-distress relation among African American women seeking medical care in the United States. Need for service providers to screen for partner violence in nontraditional sites; Main effects of partner violence on distress; Impact of low levels of social support on the increasing distress among battered women.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Abused wives -- Services for
  • African American women
  • Social networks
  • United States

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Authors

  • Martie P Thompson

  • Nadine J Kaslow

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