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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596282/intimate-partner-violence-educational-materials-in-the-acute-care-setting-acceptability-and-impact-on-female-caregiver-attitudes-toward-screening
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Kimberly A Randell, Ashley Sherman, Irene Walsh, Donna OʼMalley, Mary Denise Dowd
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine acceptability of intimate partner violence (IPV) materials and effect of the materials on caregiver attitudes toward IPV screening. METHODS: We used an anonymous computerized survey to assess approval of IPV materials and screening, and willingness to disclose IPV in response to screening among mothers bringing a child to an urban pediatric emergency department or 2 suburban pediatric urgent care centers affiliated with a free-standing academic children's hospital...
March 28, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535480/an-imperfect-peace-trends-in-paramilitary-related-violence-20-years-after-the-northern-ireland-ceasefires
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Richard J Napier, Brendan J Gallagher, Darrin S Wilson
Background: The 1994 Northern Ireland ceasefire heralded a new beginning for the region after 30-years of violence. In the 20-years following the cessation of hostilities, paramilitary punishment attacks continue to occur in breach of the ceasefire. The aim of this study was to review trends in these attacks over the 20-years and their impact on orthopaedic services. Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of patients admitted under orthopaedic services following paramilitary assault across Northern Ireland over the last 20-years...
May 2017: Ulster Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463587/regional-disparities-in-the-intimate-partner-sexual-violence-rate-against-women-in-paran%C3%A3-state-brazil-2009-2014-an-ecological-study
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Kátia Biagio Fontes, Ana Carolina Jacinto Alarcão, Oscar Kenji Nihei, Sandra Marisa Pelloso, Luciano Andrade, Maria Dalva de Barros Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate disparities in a Brazilian state by conducting an analysis to determine whether socioeconomic status was associated with the reported intimate partner sexual violence (IPSV) rates against women. DESIGN: A retrospective, ecological study. SETTINGS: Data retrieved from the Notifiable Diseases Information System database of the Ministry of Health of Brazil. PARTICIPANTS: All cases of IPSV (n=516) against women aged 15-49 years reported in the Notifiable Diseases Information System between 2009 and 2014...
February 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295028/gendered-perceptions-of-intimate-partner-violence-normality-an-experimental-study
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Karlijn F Kuijpers, Arjan A J Blokland, Natalie C Mercer
Knowledge on young adults' perceptions of intimate partner violence (IPV) is important as these are the ages at which most people form their first serious intimate relationships and begin to develop norms about how to communicate within a relationship. This study uses an experimental vignette design to examine whether the type of violence employed and the gender dynamics within the couple (male perpetrator and female victim vs. female perpetrator and male victim) affect young adults' perceptions of IPV normality...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295016/cyberbullying-among-adolescents-the-influence-of-different-modes-of-inquiry
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Sandra Brochado, Sílvia Fraga, Sara Soares, Elisabete Ramos, Henrique Barros
The use of different modes of inquiry about interpersonal violence experiences may result in different frequency estimates. Thus, we measured the frequency and identified the factors associated with cyberbullying among urban school-going adolescents using different tools. Participants were enrolled at the four largest public schools in Porto for seventh- to 12th-grade students and were evaluated during the 2014-2015 academic year. We studied 2,624 adolescents (1,186 males and 1,438 females), 60% of all eligible students...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294714/intimate-partner-violence-among-female-oef-oif-ond-veterans-who-were-evaluated-for-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-veterans-health-administration-a-preliminary-investigation
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Katherine M Iverson, Nina A Sayer, Mark Meterko, Kelly Stolzmann, Pradeep Suri, Katelyn Gormley, Marjorie Nealon Seibert, Kun Yan, Terri K Pogoda
Many female veterans have deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND), and some experience traumatic brain injury (TBI). Although TBI is increasingly recognized as an important health issue for female OEF/OIF/OND veterans, there is little attention to stressful experiences that may exacerbate health problems or hinder recovery among veterans who may have experienced TBI. Lifetime intimate partner violence (IPV) is common among general samples of female veterans...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290505/hand-therapists-attitudes-environmental-supports-and-self-efficacy-regarding-intimate-partner-violence-in-their-practice
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Marudan Sivagurunathan, Tara Packham, Lindsay Dimopoulos, Robyn Murray, Kim Madden, Joy C MacDermid
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive, cross-sectional. INTRODUCTION: Intimate partner violence (IPV) may involve physical, psychological, or sexual abuse. Although hand injuries are reported as common sequelae of IPV, there is limited attention to this issue in hand therapy research reports or practice recommendations. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The primary aim is to describe the attitudes and beliefs of hand therapists (HTs) about IPV issues. METHODS: A sample of 189 HT completed a standardized survey investigating perceptions regarding issues pertaining to IPV...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282823/evaluation-of-aggression-in-australian-after-hours-doctor-home-visit-services
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Chris O Ifediora
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Minimizing the risks and distress arising from aggression in after-hours house call (AHHC) services will help improve service quality in the industry. Unfortunately, no national study has ever evaluated this in Australian AHHCs. Apart from reducing this gap, findings from this work will have global relevance given the rising popularity of the AHHC industry worldwide. METHODS: A survey of all 300 doctors employed by the National Home Doctor Service, Australia's largest AHHC service provider...
April 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282091/gender-differences-in-patterns-of-drug-use-and-sexual-risky-behaviour-among-crack-cocaine-users-in-central-brazil
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Rafael Alves Guimarães, Vivianne de Oliveira Landgraf de Castro, Sandra Maria do Valle Leone de Oliveira, Andréa Cristina Stabile, Ana Rita Coimbra Motta-Castro, Megmar Aparecida Dos Santos Carneiro, Lyriane Apolinário Araujo, Karlla Antonieta Amorim Caetano, Marcos André de Matos, Sheila Araujo Teles
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare sociodemographic characteristics, patterns of drug use, and risky sexual behaviour among female and male users of crack cocaine. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2013, we conducted a cross-sectional study of 919 crack cocaine users (783 men and 136 women) in Central Brazil using face-to-face interviews. Blood samples were collected to test for syphilis. The Chi-Square Automatic Interaction Detector (CHAID) was used to explore the differences between genders...
December 28, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236188/contributors-to-nonsuicidal-self-injury-in-incarcerated-youth
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Larkin Street McReynolds, Gail Wasserman, Elise Ozbardakci
BACKGROUND: Despite elevations in risks associated with self-injurious behavior among community adolescents, the degree to which these features are associated with self-injury among incarcerated youth has rarely been examined. Although the DSM-5 recently proposed a distinct category of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), most studies of youths in forensic settings have not distinguished between subtypes of self-harming individuals. METHODS: Demographic, offense, and disorder contributors to NSSI in incarcerated youths of both genders (N = 358) were examined via a computerized self-report instrument (VISA), largely consistent with DSM-5...
December 13, 2017: Health & Justice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194270/trend-and-demographic-characteristics-of-maxillofacial-fractures-in-level-i-trauma-center
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Omri Emodi, Amir Wolff, Hanna Srouji, Hany Bahouth, Dani Noy, Imad Abu El Naaj, Adi Rachmiel
AIM: The aim of this study was to analyze the pattern and treatment of craniomaxillofacial injuries in the northern part of Israel, within a Jewish majority and large Arab minority population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 5-year retrospective study evaluated patients treated for craniomaxillofacial fractures. Fracture cause, type, site, and patient demographics were evaluated. RESULTS: Patient age ranged from 1 to 94 years with an average age of 36...
March 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055647/sextortion-of-minors-characteristics-and-dynamics
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Janis Wolak, David Finkelhor, Wendy Walsh, Leah Treitman
PURPOSE: Sextortion (threats to expose sexual images to coerce victims to provide additional pictures, sex, or other favors) has been identified as an emerging online threat to youth, but research is scarce. We describe sextortion incidents from a large sample of victims (n = 1,385) and examine whether incidents occurring to minors (n = 572) are more or less serious than those experienced by young adults (n = 813). METHODS: We ran advertising campaigns on Facebook to recruit victims of sextortion, ages 18-25, for an online survey...
January 2018: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032323/neural-activity-during-traumatic-film-viewing-is-linked-to-endogenous-estradiol-and-hormonal-contraception
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Stephan F Miedl, Melanie Wegerer, Hubert Kerschbaum, Jens Blechert, Frank H Wilhelm
Women are at higher risk for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and recent research has highlighted a modulating role of female sex hormones for cognitive and emotional processes potentially underlying PTSD symptoms. However, studies combining fMRI recordings of brain activity during trauma film viewing with assessment of female sex hormones are missing. The trauma film paradigm - a widely used experimental analogue for trauma exposure - confronts healthy participants with traumatic film clips and thus allows studying peritraumatic processing under laboratory conditions...
January 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930066/alcohol-policies-and-alcohol-involved-homicide-victimization-in-the-united-states
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Timothy S Naimi, Ziming Xuan, Sharon M Coleman, Marlene C Lira, Scott E Hadland, Susanna E Cooper, Timothy C Heeren, Monica H Swahn
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between the alcohol policy environment and alcohol involvement in homicide victims in the United States, overall and by sociodemographic groups. METHOD: To characterize the alcohol policy environment, the presence, efficacy, and degree of implementation of 29 alcohol policies were used to determine Alcohol Policy Scale (APS) scores by state and year. Data about homicide victims from 17 states from 2003 to 2012 were obtained from the National Violent Death Reporting System...
September 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903161/national-trends-in-suicide-attempts-among-adults-in-the-united-states
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Mark Olfson, Carlos Blanco, Melanie Wall, Shang-Min Liu, Tulshi D Saha, Roger P Pickering, Bridget F Grant
Importance: A recent increase in suicide in the United States has raised public and clinical interest in determining whether a coincident national increase in suicide attempts has occurred and in characterizing trends in suicide attempts among sociodemographic and clinical groups. Objective: To describe trends in recent suicide attempts in the United States. Design, Setting, and Participants: Data came from the 2004-2005 wave 2 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) and the 2012-2013 NESARC-III...
November 1, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875252/childhood-trauma-and-two-stages-of-alcohol-use-in-african-american-and-european-american-women-findings-from-a-female-twin-sample
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Carolyn E Sartor, Julia D Grant, Lauren R Few, Kimberly B Werner, Vivia V McCutcheon, Alexis E Duncan, Elliot C Nelson, Pamela A F Madden, Kathleen K Bucholz, Andrew C Heath, Arpana Agrawal
The current investigation assessed for moderating effects of childhood trauma on genetic and environmental contributions to timing of alcohol use initiation and alcohol use disorder in African American (AA) and European American (EA) women. Data were drawn from diagnostic telephone interviews conducted with 3786 participants (14.6% AA) in a longitudinal female twin study. Childhood trauma was defined alternately as child maltreatment and more broadly to include other events (e.g., witnessing violence). Phenotypic associations between childhood trauma and alcohol outcomes were estimated using logistic regression analyses...
September 5, 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821469/a-cluster-randomized-trial-of-a-middle-school-gender-violence-prevention-program-design-rationale-and-sample-characteristics
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Kaleab Z Abebe, Kelley A Jones, Samantha Ciaravino, Lisa Ripper, Taylor Paglisotti, Sarah Elizabeth Morrow, Melanie Grafals, Courtney Van Dusen, Elizabeth Miller
INTRODUCTION: High rates of adolescent relationship abuse (ARA) and sexual violence (SV) reported among adolescents point to the need for prevention among middle school-age youth. This is a cluster randomized controlled trial to test an athletic coach-delivered ARA/SV prevention program in 41 middle schools (38 clusters). Trained coaches talk to their male athletes about 1) what constitutes harmful vs. respectful relationship behaviors, 2) dispelling myths that glorify male sexual aggression and promoting more gender-equitable attitudes, and 3) positive bystander intervention when aggressive male behaviors toward females are witnessed...
November 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438241/alcohol-and-psychotropic-substance-use-in-female-spanish-victims-of-intimate-partner-violence
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María Crespo, Carmen Soberón, Violeta Fernández-Lansac, M M Gómez-Gutiérrez
BACKGROUND: Studies show high use of alcohol among American women who are victims of intimate partner violence (IPV), but not in Spanish victims. This study examines hazardous drinking, use of psychotropic substances, and the relationship with psychopathological symptoms in Spanish women who are victims of IPV. METHOD: 50 battered women and 50 control women from general population were assessed. RESULTS: Hazardous drinking in women victims of IPV (18...
May 2017: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435900/characteristics-of-orbital-wall-fractures-in-preschool-and-school-aged-children
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Dong Jin Yang, Youn-Jung Kim, Dong-Woo Seo, Hyung-Joo Lee, In-June Park, Chang Hwan Sohn, Jung Min Ryoo, Jong Seung Lee, Won Young Kim, Kyoung Soo Lim
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the injury patterns in pediatric patients with an orbital wall fracture (OWF) and to identify the differences in injury patterns between preschool and school-aged patients with OWF who presented to the emergency department. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study in the emergency department of a tertiary hospital between January 2004 and March 2014. A total of 177 pediatric patients (<18 years) with OWF who underwent facial bone computed tomography scans with specific discharge codes were included...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400569/association-between-schizophrenia-and-violence-among-chinese-female-offenders
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Jun Wang, Chun Li, Xiao-Min Zhu, Si-Mei Zhang, Jian-Song Zhou, Qi-Guang Li, Qun Wang, Shao-Ling Zhong, Chee H Ng, Gabor S Ungvari, Yu-Tao Xiang, Xiao-Ping Wang
Little is known about the association between schizophrenia and violence in women in China. This study aimed to examine the association between schizophrenia and violence in Chinese female offenders. Fifty-two schizophrenia patients were identified from the female offenders who received forensic psychiatric assessments in 2011 in Hunan province, China. Using a propensity score matching method, 104 matched controls without psychiatric disorders were selected from female criminals in Hunan province. Violent offences and homicides were verified and recorded...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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