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Women, war, and violence: Surviving the experience

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dc.contributor.author Usta J.
dc.contributor.author Farver J.A.M.
dc.contributor.author Zein L.
dc.contributor.editor
dc.date Jun-2008
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-05T15:36:10Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-05T15:36:10Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier 10.1089/jwh.2007.0602
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dc.identifier.issn 15409996
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/15531
dc.description.abstract Objectives: To investigate how Lebanese women were affected by the July 2006 conflict that erupted between the Hezbollah and the State of Israel, with a specific focus on their personal violence exposure and how they coped with these circumstances. Methods: Participants were 310 women at Ministry of Social Affairs Centers (MOSA) located in six geographic areas with varying exposure to the conflict. A questionnaire was administered in interview format to collect information about the participants' demographic characteristics, experiences of the conflict, perceived psychological functioning, exposure to violence associated with the conflict, exposure to domestic violence during and after the conflict, and their coping strategies. Results: Of the women, 89percent had to leave their homes during the conflict because of fear or worry about safety. Of the 310 participants, 39percent reported at least one encounter with violence perpetrated by soldiers, 27percent reported at least one incident of domestic abuse during the conflict, and 13percent reported at least one incident after the conflict perpetrated by their husbands or other family members. Women's self-reported negative mental health scores were positively correlated with the violence associated with the conflict and with domestic violence during and after the conflict. Women who reported that they did not know how to cope or had just tried to forget about their experiences reported more frequent domestic violence exposure during the conflict and had higher negative mental health outcomes associated with the conflict than did those who reported using active strategies. Conclusions: During armed conflict, domestic violence is also likely to increase. Therefore, when investigating the psychological impact of war on women, both forms of violence exposure should be considered. The use of active coping strategies may help in reducing psychological distress. © 2008 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (793-804)
dc.language English
dc.publisher NEW ROCHELLE
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Journal of Women's Health; Publication Year: 2008; Volume: 17; no. 5; Pages: (793-804);
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dc.source Scopus
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dc.title Women, war, and violence: Surviving the experience
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Usta, J., American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Department of Family Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, P.O. Box 112036, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Farver, J.A.M.
dc.contributor.affiliation Zein, L.
dc.contributor.authorAddress Usta, J.; Department of Family Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, P.O. Box 112036, Beirut, Lebanon; email: ju00@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Family Medicine;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Family Medicine
dc.contributor.authorDivision
dc.contributor.authorEmail ju00@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.authorInitials Usta, J
dc.contributor.authorInitials Farver, JAM
dc.contributor.authorInitials Zein, L
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dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Usta, J (reprint author), American Univ, Beirut Med Ctr, Dept Family Med, POB 112036, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorResearcherID Redlich-Amirav, Dorit-F-5071-2014
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr J. Womens Health
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dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Journal of Women's Health
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr J. Women's Health
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dc.subject.otherChemCAS
dc.subject.otherIndex adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex aged
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex conflict
dc.subject.otherIndex coping behavior
dc.subject.otherIndex distress syndrome
dc.subject.otherIndex domestic violence
dc.subject.otherIndex environmental exposure
dc.subject.otherIndex experience
dc.subject.otherIndex fear
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex interview
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex major clinical study
dc.subject.otherIndex mental health
dc.subject.otherIndex mental stress
dc.subject.otherIndex priority journal
dc.subject.otherIndex questionnaire
dc.subject.otherIndex safety
dc.subject.otherIndex scoring system
dc.subject.otherIndex survival
dc.subject.otherIndex violence
dc.subject.otherIndex war
dc.subject.otherIndex Adaptation, Psychological
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Crime Victims
dc.subject.otherIndex Cross-Sectional Studies
dc.subject.otherIndex Domestic Violence
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Life Change Events
dc.subject.otherIndex Mental Health
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Questionnaires
dc.subject.otherIndex Self Concept
dc.subject.otherIndex Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
dc.subject.otherIndex Stress, Psychological
dc.subject.otherIndex Survivors
dc.subject.otherIndex Violence
dc.subject.otherIndex War
dc.subject.otherIndex Women's Health
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dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus MENTAL-HEALTH SYMPTOMS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus GENDER-DIFFERENCES
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus LEBANESE EXPERIENCE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus EMOTIONAL APPROACH
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus DISPLACED PERSONS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus BOSNIAN REFUGEES
dc.subject.otherWOS Public, Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.subject.otherWOS Medicine, General and Internal
dc.subject.otherWOS Obstetrics and Gynecology
dc.subject.otherWOS Women's Studies


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