Health of Women Surviving Intimate Partner Violence: Impact of Injury and Fear

Tyrone C. Cheng, Celia C. Lo

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This study examined associations between experiencing physical violence and stalking perpetrated by an intimate partner, and the number of health problems women reported. The sample of 2,626 women who survived intimate partner violence (IPV) was extracted from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010. Results showed associations between greater number of health problems and the following seven factors: injury, fear, poor mental health, advanced age, less education, lower income, and marriage; no association was found between number of health problems and number of incidents of physical violence, stalking, or both (in preceding year). The results imply that IPV has long-term adverse impacts on women's physical health.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberhlz003
Pages (from-to)87-94
Number of pages8
JournalHealth and Social Work
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019



  • fear
  • injury
  • intimate partner violence
  • women's health

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