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The Prevalence and Correlates of Partner Violence Used and Experienced by Adults with Intellectual Disabilities:A Systematic Reviewand Call to Action [In Press]

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dc.contributor.author Bowen, Erica
dc.contributor.author Swift, Charlotte
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-12T21:33:18Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-12T21:33:18Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Bowen, Erica; Swift, Charlotte. (2017). The Prevalence and Correlates of Partner Violence Used and Experienced by Adults with Intellectual Disabilities:A Systematic Reviewand Call to Action [In Press]. Trauma, Violence and Abuse, 40 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://eprints.worc.ac.uk/5756/1/2017%20BowenSwift%20TVA%20preprint.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1699
dc.description.abstract It has been suggested that individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) are at increased risk of violence perpetration and victimisation. A systematic review was undertaken to identify and critically evaluate the existing empirical research concerning the use and experience of partner violence by adults with ID. In total six poor-quality articles were identified, five of which adopted qualitative methods, and one of which adopted a mixed methods approach, comprising a total of 93 participants (48 women, 45 men: one perpetrator, 92 victims). The qualitative data were extracted from the studies and synthesised. A partner violence victimisation rate of 60%, was identified in one non-representative sample. Two superordinate themes emerged from the qualitative data: Nature of partner violence experience, and Help-seeking. Children was a cross-cutting theme within the two superordinate themes. Participants reported experiencing a range of physical, emotional and sexual violence leading to serious injury and psychological consequences. Participants reported experiences of positive and negative help seeking reactions from professionals, and specific requirements of services for victims with intellectual disability. Children were identified as involved in the experience of abuse, the impact of abuse and decisions to seek help. The findings indicate that training of clinical staff to detect partner violence is needed. In addition, adults with ID need education concerning healthy relationships. Research is needed to better understand the difference between ‘challenging behaviour’ that is behaviour displayed by an individual which challenges services, family members and carers. Such behaviour is more common in individuals with a severe intellectual disability for whom it would not be appropriate to be dealt with through the criminal justice system, and partner violence, in order to develop appropriate interventions for perpetrators with ID. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.subject Systematic Review en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Partner Abuse en_US
dc.subject Spouse Abuse en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Dating Violence en_US
dc.subject Domestic Abuse en_US
dc.subject Disabilities en_US
dc.subject Disabled en_US
dc.subject Mental Disability en_US
dc.subject Intellectual Disability en_US
dc.subject Cognitive Disability en_US
dc.subject Cognitive Impairment en_US
dc.subject Impairment en_US
dc.subject Vulnerable Populations en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Impact en_US
dc.subject Financial Abuse en_US
dc.subject Help Seeking en_US
dc.title The Prevalence and Correlates of Partner Violence Used and Experienced by Adults with Intellectual Disabilities:A Systematic Reviewand Call to Action [In Press] en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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