Partner Violence Against Women With Disabilities

  title={Partner Violence Against Women With Disabilities},
  author={Douglas A. Brownridge},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={805 - 822}
  • D. Brownridge
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Psychology
  • Violence Against Women
Using a representative sample of 7,027 Canadian women living in a marital or common-law union, this investigation examined the risk for partner violence against women with disabilities relative to women without disabilities. Women with disabilities had 40% greater odds of violence in the 5 years preceding the interview, and these women appeared to be at particular risk for severe violence. An explanatory framework was tested that organized variables based on relationship factors, victim-related… 

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