Intimate partner violence in Europe: design and methods of a multinational study

Costa, D., Soares, J., Lindert, J., Hatzidimitriadou, E., Karlsson, A., Sundin, O., Toth, O., Ioannidi-Kapolou, E., Degomme, O., Cervilla, J. and Barros, H. (2013) Intimate partner violence in Europe: design and methods of a multinational study. Gaceta Sanitaria, 27 (6). pp. 558-561. ISSN 0213-9111.

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Objective: To describe the design, methods, procedures and characteristics of the population involved ina study designed to compare Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in eight European countries. Methods: Women and men aged 18–65, living in Ghent-Belgium (n = 245), Stuttgart-Germany (n = 546), Athens-Greece (n = 548), Budapest-Hungary (n = 604), Porto-Portugal (n = 635), Granada-Spain (n = 138), Östersund-Sweden (n = 592), London-United Kingdom (n = 571), were sampled and administered a common questionnaire. Chi-square goodness of fit and five-age strata population fractions ratios for sex and education were computed to evaluate samples’ representativeness. Results: Differences in the age distributions were found among women from Sweden and Portugal and among men from Belgium, Hungary, Portugal and Sweden. Over-recruitment of more educated respondents was noted in all sites.Conclusion: The use of a common research protocol with the same structured questionnaire is likely to provide accurate estimates of the general population IPV frequency, despite limitations in probabilistic sampling and restrictions in methods of administration.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ0019 Sexual behavior and attitudes. Sexuality
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism > HQ1206 Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Public Health, Midwifery and Social Work
Depositing User: Prof Eleni Hatzidimitriadou
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 19:40
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2016 02:54

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