Battered women presenting in general practice

Hopayian, Kevork (1983) Battered women presenting in general practice. Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 33. pp. 506-507.

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    The problems of battered women have recently been highlighted. They consult doctors, who can be an important source of help. We examined their initial presenting complaint to general practitioners. Questionnaires were sent to 27 London refuges for battered women and to 100 randomly selected general practitioners. Seventy-two women and 49 doctors replied. The results indicated that these women are more likely to present with psychological symptoms. Many cases are not detected because the battering is concealed. The attitude of doctors may prevent these patients discussing their real problems. Further studies are needed.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: questionnaire survey,domestic violence,battered women,general practice
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
    Depositing User: Kevork Hopayian
    Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2013 21:08
    Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018 00:57

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