Intimate partner violence: a study in men and women from six European countries

Costa, D., Soares, J., Lindert, J., Hatzidimitriadou, E., Sudin, O., Toth, O., Ioannidi-Kapolou, E. and Barros, H. (2015) Intimate partner violence: a study in men and women from six European countries. International Journal of Public Health, 60 (4). pp. 467-478. ISSN 1661-8556.

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OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess intimate partner violence (IPV) among men and women from six cities in six European countries.
METHODS: Four IPV types were measured in a population-based multicentre study of adults (18-64 years; n = 3,496). Sex- and city-differences in past year prevalence were examined considering victims, perpetrators or both and considering violent acts' severity and repetition.
RESULTS: Male victimization of psychological aggression ranged from 48.8 % (Porto) to 71.8 % (Athens) and female victimization from 46.4 % (Budapest) to 70.5 % (Athens). Male and female victimization of sexual coercion ranged from 5.4 and 8.9 %, respectively, in Budapest to 27.1 and 25.3 % in Stuttgart. Male and female victims of physical assault ranged from 9.7 and 8.5 %, respectively, in Porto, to 31.2 and 23.1 % in Athens. Male victims of injury were 2.7 % in Östersund and 6.3 % in London and female victims were 1.4 % in Östersund and 8.5 % in Stuttgart. IPV differed significantly across cities (p < 0.05). Men and women predominantly experienced IPV as both victims and perpetrators with few significant sex-differences within cities.
CONCLUSIONS: Results support the need to consider men and women as both potential victims and perpetrators when approaching IPV.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Prof Eleni Hatzidimitriadou
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2017 10:11
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2017 01:34

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