Abused African American women's processes of staying healthy.

  title={Abused African American women's processes of staying healthy.},
  author={Kathryn Laughon},
  journal={Western journal of nursing research},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={365-84; discussion 385-94}
Fifteen African American women with a history of intimate partner violence (IPV) were interviewed to examine (a) the ways in which poor, urban African American women stay healthy, and particularly how they protected themselves from sexually transmitted diseases and HIV while in abusive relationships; and (b) the roles of intersecting contextual factors such as lifetime experiences of violence, mental health symptoms, and substance use in women's processes of maintaining their health. Data were… CONTINUE READING

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