Title

The Relationship of Two Types of Trauma Exposure to Current Physical and Psychological Symptom Distress in a Community Sample of Colombian Women: Why Interpersonal Violence Deserves More Attention

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

6 p.

Publication Date

9-10-2010

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Source Publication

Health Care for Women International

Source ISSN

0739-9332

Abstract

Our purpose in this study was to examine the relationship between interpersonal violence and background traumas and symptom distress in a community sample of Colombian women (N = 217). We utilized the Life Stressor Checklist-Revised (LSC-R) to measure lifetime interpersonal violence (IPV) and background trauma exposure and the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) to measure current symptom distress. Although both exposures were common in this sample, IPV was strongly correlated with current symptom distress; background traumas made no unique contribution to the variance in current symptom distress. Based on our findings, it is suggested that interpersonal events may be particularly distressing.

Comments

Health Care for Women International, Vol. 31, No. 10, (2010:. 946-961. DOI

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