Posttraumatic Stress Symptom Profiles of Battered Women: A Comparison of Survivors in Two Settings

  title={Posttraumatic Stress Symptom Profiles of Battered Women: A Comparison of Survivors in Two Settings},
  author={Daniel G. Saunders},
  journal={Violence and Victims},
  pages={31 - 44}
  • D. Saunders
  • Published 1 January 1994
  • Psychology
  • Violence and Victims
This study sought to develop a profile of posttraumatic stress symptoms experienced by battered women and to explore differences among subsamples. Two groups of survivors from five states were compared: 159 who had obtained help at domestic violence programs (DVP) and 33 who had obtained help at other types of programs (NDVP). They completed three self-report measures of posttraumatic stress and a fear questionnaire. Sixty percent of the women in the DVP group and 62% in the NDVP group met… 
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