Patients' experiences of abuse in health care: a Nordic study on prevalence and associated factors in gynecological patients.

@article{Swahnberg2007PatientsEO,
  title={Patients' experiences of abuse in health care: a Nordic study on prevalence and associated factors in gynecological patients.},
  author={Katarina Swahnberg and Berit Schei and Malene Hilden and Erja Halmesm{\"a}ki and Katrine Sidenius and Thora Steingrimsdottir and Barbro Wijma},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2007},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={349-56}
}
BACKGROUND In an earlier Swedish study conducted with The NorVold Abuse Questionnaire, we found that one-third of female patients who had experienced adult abuse in health care (AAHC) had a background of childhood emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse (EPSA) ('revictimised'). But since the majority of women with AAHC were 'new victims' without such a background, there might be other factors associated with AAHC. The present study aimed to map prevalence of abuse in health care (AHC), and… CONTINUE READING

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