Navigation Links
Domestic violence victims have higher health costs for years after abuse ends
Date:4/26/2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio Victims of domestic violence endure significantly higher health costs than other women for three years after the abuse ends, a new study finds.

Abuse victims had health care costs that averaged more than $1,200 above non-abused women for the first two years after the abuse ended and about $400 above others in the third year.

"Women may continue to experience physical and emotional consequences even years after their abuse ends, and that is reflected in their health care costs," said Amy Bonomi, co-author of the study and associate professor of human development and family science at Ohio State University.

The study was led by Paul Fishman of the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle. The study appears online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine and will be published in a future print issue.

The study is the first to look at how health care costs of abused women change from year to year after abuse ends. This study looked at costs during the years of abuse and then during each year up to 10 years later.

The results suggest that domestic abuse acts on health care costs much like chronic health conditions, Bonomi said.

"The prolonged impact of abuse on health care costs is consistent with what we find with people who quit smoking or abusing alcohol or drugs the costs don't go back to normal for years," she said.

The study involved 2,026 women patients at Group Health Cooperative, a health system in the Pacific Northwest. All women in the study consented to giving researchers confidential access to their medical records.

Women in the study were surveyed by telephone about whether they experienced any physical, sexual or psychological abuse from intimate partners, including husbands and boyfriends, since they were 18 years old. Women who indicated any abuse were asked which year each abuse type started and stopped.

In all, 859 women reported some type
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Bonomi
Bonomi.1@osu.edu
614-292-4753
Ohio State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Maryland's Preeminent Domestic Violence Agency Announces New Organizational Changes
2. Advans Survey Reveals that 75 Percent of Executives Prefer Domestic Outsourcing vs. Offshore
3. The Boulevard Zen Foundation Launches Yoga Program for Survivors of Domestic Violence
4. MedQuist Agrees to Purchase Domestic Assets of Spheris
5. SNM applauds US Department of Energys move to develop domestic radioisotope supply
6. ICRW Says to Stop Violence against Women, Aim National Policies at Men
7. Children's National Hosts Fourth Annual Youth Anti-Violence Exhibition
8. Male batterers consistently overestimate rates of violence toward partners
9. The Pentagon Tragedy: Mental Illness, Violence and What Reporters Should Ask
10. Global Aids Alliance Celebrates the Introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act, Urges Swift Passage
11. Violence is part of the job say nurses as study shows only 1 in 6 incidents are reported
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2014)... Research & Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q) study have ... (OSIT) which is being held on the Gold Coast ... road safety researcher, said speed limit credibility was being ... traffic controls remained in place at inactive roadwork sites. ... asked to slow down at roadwork sites but find ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... researchers showed monkeys a number of images representing ... of 39 neurons by using microelectrodes. They found ... intensities of the responses linearly according to either ... This shows that these 3 perceptual parameters are ... variety of glosses. They also found that different ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... The Canton Group, Baltimore’s leading web development firm, has ... Xaverian Brothers. The new site aligns the Catholic order of ... another through a life of Gospel witness lived in community ... care and compassionate love to the people of the world ... responsive web design, which allows users to easily access information ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Ticket ... Wonder tickets for his 2014 concert tour. Concertgoers ... the music business, there are a handful of artists that ... Wonder. Born in Saginaw, MichIgan, Wonder has been a force ... his time in the music business, he has released 23 ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... September 19, 2014 Lifeinsuranceover50s.biz as released ... who have heart disorders can still qualify for life ... qualify for life insurance plans that do not require ... be purchased online, in just a few minutes. ... also be purchased by clients who have health problems, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Don't cry wolf: Drivers fed up with slowing down at inactive roadwork sites 2Health News:Neurons express 'gloss' using three perceptual parameters 2Health News:Xaverian Brothers Partner with The Canton Group to Launch New Website 2Health News:Stevie Wonder Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices in Seattle, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Toronto, Las Vegas & Oakland 2Health News:Stevie Wonder Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices in Seattle, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Toronto, Las Vegas & Oakland 3Health News:No Medical Exam Life Insurance For Clients Who Have Heart Problems! 2
... bitten by a bat and subsequently diagnosed with rabies has been ... is being offered, the chances of the boy recovering is very ... of Humble High School fell ill last week, unaware of the ... could happen, a bat had flown into his house while he ...
... study conducted by a team at Queeen's has suggested ... when hooked up to dialysis// yield better results in ... ,This five-month, exercise intervention study of dialysis patients ... King-VanVlack, member of the Cardiac, Circulation and Respiratory (CCR) ...
... that more than 80 million American adults are smokers, obese or ... and an early death. // ,Data from a ... of adults in the United States who have one or both ... categories is about 9 million people and this would include a ...
... study states that the organ donation rate in UK is ... relatives are reluctant to allow such procedures. // This was ... potential organ donors because they are distressed and confused about ... ,The UK Transplant, which carried out a two-year audit, ...
... the Japanese Encephalitis immunization drive has not gone down well ... have taken place on June 18, but the government has ... delivery of 5.2 million doses of the Japanese Encephalitis tissue ... , ,The remaining 13.5 million doses are expected to ...
... to place on record the exemplary work of art by students ... effort by Oman in the ‘Unite for children Unite against Aids’ ... ‘Unite for Children Unite Against Aids’ campaign encompasses four major goals ... the percentage of the young victims of HIV/Aids; to provide better ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Exercise Combined with Dialysis Yields Better Results 2Health News:Grieving Relatives Reluctant To Give Consent For Organ Donation 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Reductions in kidney ... years in people with diabetes type 2 ... benefits for the kidneys." Australian researchers have ... 2 diabetes leads to persistent reductions in kidney failure ... The global study has found that, five and a ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , September 19, 2014 ... Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qqjrnh/global_molecular ) has announced the ... Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... Cytogenetics involves the study of chromosomes using ... functions of genes and chromosomes. It plays ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014  Aratana Therapeutics, ... therapeutics company focused on licensing, developing and commercializing ... the full exercise of the underwriters, option to ... connection with the company,s previously announced public offering ... the shares are being offered by Aratana Therapeutics.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ADVANCE-ON Post-trial Observational Study: Blood Pressure Arm and Glucose Arm Results 2ADVANCE-ON Post-trial Observational Study: Blood Pressure Arm and Glucose Arm Results 3Global Molecular Cytogenetics Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Abbott, Affymetrix, Agilent Technologies, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Illumina and PerkinElmer 2Global Molecular Cytogenetics Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Abbott, Affymetrix, Agilent Technologies, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Illumina and PerkinElmer 3Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Full Exercise of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional Shares 2
... Response or Reduction of,Lesion Size by More than ... 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Nventa,Biopharmaceuticals Corporation today announced the ... the safety and,efficacy of pilot process HspE7, an ... women,with the highest grade of cervical dysplasia (CIN ...
... WIRE)--Mar 7, 2007 - BioLineRx Ltd.,(TASE:BLRX), Israel's ... from trials of BL-1040 demonstrating that,BL-1040 is ... a myocardial infarction (MI), thereby reducing left ... pig model. Professor,Jonathan Leor, MD, Director of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Nventa Announces Presentation of Positive HspE7 Data from,NCI-Sponsored Clinical Trial in Cervical Dysplasia 2Nventa Announces Presentation of Positive HspE7 Data from,NCI-Sponsored Clinical Trial in Cervical Dysplasia 3Nventa Announces Presentation of Positive HspE7 Data from,NCI-Sponsored Clinical Trial in Cervical Dysplasia 4Nventa Announces Presentation of Positive HspE7 Data from,NCI-Sponsored Clinical Trial in Cervical Dysplasia 5Nventa Announces Presentation of Positive HspE7 Data from,NCI-Sponsored Clinical Trial in Cervical Dysplasia 6BioLineRx Presents Data on BL-1040 at Cardiovascular,Revascularization Therapies Conference Demonstrating Potential to,Reduce Deterioration of Infarcted Heart Tissue and Maintain,Functionality 2BioLineRx Presents Data on BL-1040 at Cardiovascular,Revascularization Therapies Conference Demonstrating Potential to,Reduce Deterioration of Infarcted Heart Tissue and Maintain,Functionality 3
Nitinol Flat Wire Basket...
1.5 Fr Nitinol Tipless Stone Basket...
Agglutinating sera for serological identification of E. coli by slide and/or tube agglutination tests. Agglutinating sera are packaged 2 mL / vial....
A direct qualitative enzyme immunoassay for detection of E.coli Shiga Toxin 1 and 2 in fresh or preserved fecal specimens....
Medicine Products: