Acute injury patterns of intimate partner violence victims

Daniel J. Sheridan, Katherine R. Nash

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Abstract

Although millions of women receive injuries from intimate partner violence (IPV) each year in the United States alone, there has been only limited research of acute injury patterns and the types, locations, and mechanisms of IPV injuries. The mechanism of being punched to the face with a fist resulting in blunt trauma-related injuries is most commonly reported. Strangulation, especially manual strangulation, is a frequently cited mechanism of injury; however, less is known about the types of injuries that result from strangulation. In general, clinicians should assess all patients who present for treatment of head, neck, and face injuries for IPV. There is little consistency between and much inaccuracy with medical terms used to describe types of injuries. To increase the accuracy and generalizability of findings from studies of acute IPV injuries, researchers need to use more standardized medical forensic terminology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-289
Number of pages9
JournalTrauma, Violence, and Abuse
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007

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Keywords

  • Acute injury patterns
  • Bruising
  • Domestic violence
  • Forensics
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Location of injury
  • Mechanism of injury
  • Type of injury

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  • Health(social science)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Acute injury patterns of intimate partner violence victims. / Sheridan, Daniel J.; Nash, Katherine R.

In: Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, Vol. 8, No. 3, 07.2007, p. 281-289.

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Sheridan, Daniel J. ; Nash, Katherine R. / Acute injury patterns of intimate partner violence victims. In: Trauma, Violence, and Abuse. 2007 ; Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 281-289.
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