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Effectiveness of a Group Intervention Program for Female Victims of Intimate Partner Violence.

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dc.contributor.author Santos, Anita
dc.contributor.author Matos, Marlene
dc.contributor.author Machado, Andreia
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-29T21:35:11Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-29T21:35:11Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Santos, Anita ; Matos, Marlene ; Machado, Andreia. (2016). Effectiveness of a Group Intervention Program for Female Victims of Intimate Partner Violence. Small Group Research, 48(1), 34-61. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1046496416675226
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1128
dc.description.abstract Group intervention has been widely used with female victims of intimate partner violence (IPV). However, efficacy studies are scarce due to several research limitations. This study evaluates the effectiveness of an 8-week group intervention program, with a cognitive-behavioral orientation and attended by 23 female victims of IPV. Self-report psychological assessment was conducted at pre-test, post-test, and follow-up. Results revealed that the group intervention had a positive impact on participants, showing a decrease in re-victimization and in beliefs toward legitimizing IPV. A decrease in levels of depression and a significant improvement in general clinical symptoms were also evident. Self-esteem and social support were enhanced throughout group intervention. The changes were confirmed through follow-up after 3 months, suggesting that this group intervention has important effects on female victims. The implications of the findings for practice are also discussed. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Family Violence en_US
dc.subject Spouse Abuse en_US
dc.subject Battered Women en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Research en_US
dc.title Effectiveness of a Group Intervention Program for Female Victims of Intimate Partner Violence. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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