Relation of domestic violence to health status among Hispanic women.

  title={Relation of domestic violence to health status among Hispanic women.},
  author={Ping-Hsin Chen and Sue Rovi and M. I. Luque Vega and Abbie Jacobs and Mark Scott Johnson},
  journal={Journal of health care for the poor and underserved},
  volume={20 2},
Little research has addressed the association of domestic violence (DV) with physical and mental health in Hispanic women. We conducted a cross-sectional study with 146 Hispanic women patients in 2002 at an urban family medicine practice. Twenty-one percent of the women were identified as current victims of DV. Two-fifths of victims (41.9%) experienced physical and/or sexual abuse. Approximately two-thirds (64.5%) had depressive symptoms. Poorer mental health was associated with all forms of… CONTINUE READING

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