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RODRIGUEZ BORREGO, M.A. et al. Intimate partner violence against female nurses: First results of a study in Andalusia. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.21. ISSN 1695-6141.

Aim: To Identify intimate partner violence (IPV) against female nurses in a sample of nurses in Cordoba, Spain. Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional study. Setting. Hospitals and primary health care in Cordoba, Spain. Participants: One hundred and two female nurses working in urban or rural, public or private health centers in Cordoba, Spain. Measures: Social-demographic characteristics and presence of abuse (psychological, physical and sexual). Results: A) A stricter recoding of the parameters of abuse: overall, 47.1% had experienced some type of IPV, of which 41.2% was psychological. B) A more permissible recoding of the parameters of abuse: 25.5% had experienced some type of IPV, of which 19.6% was psychological. C) Both recodings: 2.9% had suffered three types of abuse together (psychological, physical and sexual) and both psychological and sexual IPV; likewise, 11,8% reported more severe or more serious abuse. Conclusion: The existence of intimate partner violence in female nurses was established and it was confirmed that this was expressed through psychological aspects.

Keywords : Domestic violence; Battered women; Intimate partner violence (IPV).

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