PTSD Symptoms Among Men and Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: The Role of Risk and Protective Factors

@article{Coker2005PTSDSA,
  title={PTSD Symptoms Among Men and Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: The Role of Risk and Protective Factors},
  author={Ann L. Coker and Rebecca Weston and Daniel L. Creson and Blair Justice and Patricia E Blakeney},
  journal={Violence and Victims},
  year={2005},
  volume={20},
  pages={625 - 643}
}
The purpose of this cross-sectional analysis of the National Violence Against Women Survey was to characterize current symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among 185 men and 369 women survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). In this subsample, 24% of women and 20% of men had current moderate-to-severe PTSD symptoms. PTSD scores were higher for women than men. Protective factors that appear to increase resiliency of survivors were higher education and income, being currently… Expand
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