The Long Shadow of Intimate Partner Violence: Associations of Mental and Physical Health With Employment, Housing, and Demographic Factors

Reinie Cordier*, Yu-Wei Chen, Donna Chung, Natasha Mahoney, Robyn Martin, Kate Dorozenko, Suzanne Franzway, Nicole Moulding, Sarah Wendt, Carole Zufferey

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Ongoing health issues influence the postseparation lives of survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). This study identified associations between health following IPV and demographic, housing, employment, and social participation factors. Survivors of IPV in Australia were surveyed. Logistic regression assessed factors of interest with physical and mental health conditions. Six hundred and fifty-eight women participated. Physical health issues were associated with reduced skills and confidence in employment. A mental health diagnosis was associated with women not working as desired and lower incomes. Screening for health impacts and longer-term responses to women could reduce the long shadow of IPV impacts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1300-1329
Number of pages30
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number5
Early online date15 Jun 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2024

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