Navigation Links
Battered Women's Ills Go Beyond Bruises
Date:10/12/2009

Victims of abuse may get headaches, chest pain, infections and other health woes, study finds

MONDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Women abused by their romantic partners are more likely to suffer from a long list of medical maladies than other women, a new study shows.

The diseases, many of which aren't traditionally connected with violence, include abdominal pain, chest pain, headaches, acid reflux, urinary tract infections and menstrual disorders.

"Roughly half of the diagnoses we examined were more common in abused women than in other women," study author Amy Bonomi, an associate professor of human development and family science at Ohio State University, in a school news release. "Abuse is associated with much more than cuts and bruises."

Abused women were also nearly six times more likely to abuse substances and more than three times more likely to have been diagnosed with depression and sexually transmitted diseases.

The findings were published in the Oct. 12 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

The researchers examined the medical records of 3,568 women from the Northwest and surveyed them by phone. Of those, 242 women reported being abused by romantic partners, including husbands and boyfriends.

"These women are not just saying they are depressed or have cuts and bruises," Bonomi said. "They are going to the doctor and having their problems diagnosed."

The researchers suggest that doctors should take more time to determine if female patients are being abused. Factors such as depression, substance abuse, STDs and cuts and bruises should be seen as possible signs of abuse.

"Many women may not volunteer that they are in abusive relationships, so health-care providers should be suspicious if their female patients have any of these diagnoses and symptoms that occur much more often among abuse victims," Bonomi said.

More information

Learn more about domestic violence from the American Academy of Family Physicians.



--Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: Ohio State University, news release, Oct. 12, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. NutraCea-Sponsored Study Demonstrates Benefits of Replacing Wheat Flour with Stabilized Rice Bran (SRB) in Battered and Fried Product Applications
2. Westside Medical Spa Launches Face the Day to Aid Battered Women
3. Womenshealthchannel Enhancements Support Pregnant Teens
4. College Students 48 States in 48 Days Bike Ride Moves Well Beyond the Halfway Point
5. Pulmonary CT angiography identifies disease and injury beyond the pulmonary arteries in children
6. Therapy should extend beyond childhood
7. One Healthcare Solution and MedBeyond Partner to Provide Optimum Solution for EMR and Medical Billing
8. Patients Beyond Borders Thailand Edition to Launch in September
9. Moving Beyond the Mysteries of Disruption Reporting
10. Life Beyond Cancer Womens Retreat Calls for Applications
11. Daytime Nap Has Benefits Beyond Rest for Kids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... New York (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... The answer may be at the tips of your toes. Foot massage, whether administered ... well as pure comfort and relaxation. The American Board of Multiple Specialties in ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Illinois (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... and independent PROSHRED franchises from across the country gathered at the La Valencia ... recognize top performers. PROSHRED Chicago was named the year’s most outstanding franchise, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Pivot Point Consulting, ... in KLAS: Software & Services for HIT Implementation Support & Staffing report with ... ranks vendor performance by healthcare executives, managers and clinicians representing over 4,500 hospitals ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... Move from on one drop zone to the next using Colorize's dynamic moving camera. ... any project. This package includes a 3D slideshow environment with 1 to 5 focus ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Calls Blacklist has just been updated by mobile ... and the developer has fixed known bugs within the app. Calls Blacklist allows its ... while not consuming any of their device’s battery power or memory. It provides a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... DUBLIN , Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... the addition of the "Global Obstetrics ... company profile to their offering. ... addition of the "Global Obstetrics Partnering ... company profile to their offering. --> ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... 2016  The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) ... Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking ... hearing , "Developments in the Prescription Drug Market," ... questions about abusive pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) pricing ... Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) are diligent, serious ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Feb. 4, 2016  SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... has entered into a settlement agreement with the ... resolving the SEC,s investigation into possible violations of ... terms of the settlement agreement, SciClone has agreed ... disgorgement, pre-judgment interest and a penalty.  This payment ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: