Men's Perceived Experiences of Abuse in Health Care: Their Relationship to Childhood Abuse
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Men's Health, ISSN 1532-6306, Vol. 11, no 2, 137-149 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
It has previously been shown in a Swedish female patient sample, that there is a statistical correlation between experiences of childhood emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse (EPSA), and perceived abuse in health care (AHC). Our aim was to investigate whether similar correlations exist in a Swedish male sample. The study was based on the male version of NorVold Abuse Questionnaire (m-NorAQ), and performed in a random sample from the Swedish population (n = 2,924), and a patient sample (n = 1,767). Any lifetime EPSA was associated to any lifetime AHC, and victims of adult AHC reported childhood EPSA more often than non-victims. There seems to be a dose-response relationship between childhood EPSA and adult AHC in both female and male samples, i.e. childhood experiences of EPSA is a risk factor for experiencing AHC in adulthood.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Men's Studies Press , 2012. Vol. 11, no 2, 137-149 p.
abuse in health care, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, revictimisation
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77138DOI: 10.3149/jmh.1102.137OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-77138DiVA: diva2:525167