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Women's perceived experiences of abuse in the health care system: Their relationship to childhood abuse
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Gender and Medicine.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Gender and Medicine. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Paediatrics and Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Linköping.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8234-5461
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2004 (English)In: British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ISSN 1470-0328, E-ISSN 1471-0528, Vol. 111, no 12, 1429-1436 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine whether there was an association between any lifetime experiences of emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse and perceived abuse in the health care system. Furthermore, we wanted to ascertain if adult victims of perceived abuse in the health care system reported exposure to childhood emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse more often than non-victims did. Design: A cross sectional questionnaire study. The first hypothesis was tested in the total sample, and the second hypothesis in a case-control analysis. The cases were those women who reported perceived experiences of abuse in the health care system as adults. Exposure was defined as experience of emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse in childhood. Settings: Three Swedish gynaecological clinics. Sample: A total of 2439 gynaecology patients (response rate 81%). Methods Postal questionnaire: Main outcome measure: Associations between experiences of emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse, and perceived abuse in the health care system, all operationalised in The NorVold Abuse Questionnaire (NorAQ). Results: A general association was found between lifetime experiences of emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse and perceived abuse in the health care system. Adult victims of abuse in the health care system reported experiences of emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse in childhood more often than non-victims did. These findings also held after adjustment for age and educational level. Conclusions: We found associations between experiences of any lifetime abuse and perceived abuse in the health care system. Adult victimisation in the health care system was associated with childhood exposure to emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse. These associations call for attention and need to be further investigated.

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2004. Vol. 111, no 12, 1429-1436 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24047DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2004.00292.xLocal ID: 3603OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-24047DiVA: diva2:244363
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