Intimate partner violence and incidence of hypertension in women.

@article{Mason2012IntimatePV,
  title={Intimate partner violence and incidence of hypertension in women.},
  author={Susan Marshall Mason and Rosalind J. Wright and Eileen N. Hibert and Donna Spiegelman and John P. Forman and Janet W Rich-Edwards},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={562-7}
}
PURPOSE Intimate partner violence, a prevalent stressor for women, may influence the risk of cardiovascular disease. We estimated the association between intimate partner violence and the development of hypertension, an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, in the Nurses' Health Study II cohort. METHODS Intimate partner violence measures included adult lifetime physical and sexual partner violence and the Women's Experiences with Battering Scale, which ascertained women's… CONTINUE READING

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