Examining the impact of economic abuse on survivors of intimate partner violence: a scoping review

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dc.contributor.author Johnson, Laura
dc.contributor.author Chen, Yafan
dc.contributor.author Stylianou, Amanda
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-10T18:11:00Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-10T18:11:00Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Johnson, Laura; Chen, Yafan; Stylianou, Amanda. (2022). Examining the impact of economic abuse on survivors of intimate partner violence: a scoping review. BMC Public Health: 22, Article number: 1014. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-13297-4 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-13297-4
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/4195
dc.description.abstract Background Economic abuse is a unique form of intimate partner violence (IPV) and includes behaviors that control a survivor’s ability to acquire, use, and maintain resources. These tactics can result in someone becoming economically dependent on their partner and may limit their ability to leave the relationship and establish independence. The aim of this study was to conduct a scoping review focused on the impact of economic abuse on survivors of IPV. Methods A total of 14 databases were reviewed, which resulted in 35 peer-reviewed manuscripts for inclusion in the study. Manuscripts were included if they were: written in English, published since the year 2000, focused specifically on the impact of economic abuse perpetrated by an intimate partner, economic abuse was measured as an independent variable, and if economic abuse was looked at separately from other forms of IPV. Both convenience and population-based samples were included in the review. Information was extracted using a data charting form. The data were analyzed using a combination of grouping techniques and constant comparison methods to identify key findings. Results Studies found significant associations between economic abuse and a range of outcomes, such as mental and physical health, financial impacts, parent-child interactions, and quality of life. The most frequently examined were mental health, followed by financial issues. Conclusions Limitations of these studies included a lack of longitudinal research and a focus on heterosexual relationships with male-perpetrated violence toward female survivors. Study findings highlight the wide-ranging potential impacts of economic abuse on survivors and the need for additional research to better understand potential outcomes and implement and evaluate interventions to address them. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Springer Nature en_US
dc.subject Scoping Review en_US
dc.subject Economic Abuse en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Impact en_US
dc.subject Outcomes en_US
dc.subject Health Consequences en_US
dc.subject Financial Abuse en_US
dc.subject Financial Harms en_US
dc.subject Mental Health en_US
dc.subject Parenting en_US
dc.title Examining the impact of economic abuse on survivors of intimate partner violence: a scoping review en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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