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Childhood abuse in Swedish female users of psychiatric services
Kristianstad University, Department of Health Sciences. (Omvårdnadsvetenskap i Verksamhetsförlagd Utbildning)
Department of Health Sciences and Social Work, Växjö University. (Integrativ vård och hälsobefrämjande arbete)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5904-8664
Kristianstad University, Department of Health Sciences. (Forskningsplattformen Hälsovetenskap i samverkan)
2005 (English)In: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1351-0126, E-ISSN 1365-2850, Vol. 12, no 3, 365-371 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction:  The aims of this study were to investigate: (1) the prevalence of childhood abuse in women admitted to psychiatric services in a county in the south of Sweden; (2) who the perpetrators were; and (3) the women's self-reported consequences of childhood abuse.

Method:  The study had a cross-sectional design and was a part of a more comprehensive study. An anonymous self-reported questionnaire was used which included both closed and open-ended questions. The data material were analysed by means of descriptive statistics, Mann–Whitney U-test and manifest content analysis.

Results:  The total number of women who participated in the study was 259, 51% of whom reported experiences of abuse during childhood, with 53% of these having been exposed to more than one type of abuse. The most frequent perpetrator was the woman's parents; mainly the fathers but also the mothers turned out to be frequent perpetrators of abuse. Some 75% of the women reported current psychological problems in adulthood related to abuse in childhood. According to a manifest content analysis, five themes of self-reported psychological problems emerged: psychiatric problems, shortcomings in social relations, poor self-confidence, fears and bad memories.

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2005. Vol. 12, no 3, 365-371 p.
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abuse, adulthood, childhood, domestic violence, mental health, trauma
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-7924DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2005.00848.xPubMedID: 15876245OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-7924DiVA: diva2:406138
Available from: 2011-03-24 Created: 2011-03-24 Last updated: 2014-06-26Bibliographically approved

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