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Berglund, A. & Heimer, G. (2016). Att ha varit utsatt för våld ökar risken för ohälsa senare i livet: Kunskap om våldets förekomst och konsekvenser behövs i hela vården – anamnesen bör innefatta fråga om våld. Läkartidningen, 113
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att ha varit utsatt för våld ökar risken för ohälsa senare i livet: Kunskap om våldets förekomst och konsekvenser behövs i hela vården – anamnesen bör innefatta fråga om våld
2016 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 113Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Violence is a common problem in society worldwide, and recent research has shown links to various signs of ill-health among victims. In a Swedish population based study, 46 per cent of women and 38 per cent of men had, at some point, been subjected to severe sexual, physical or emotional violence. The respondents were also asked about their present health. The study showed a significant over-representation of respondents subjected to serious violence in all ill-health indicators (PTSD, depression, psychosomatic symptoms, self-harm behaviour, risky alcohol intake, low self-rated physical health and heart attacks in the older age group). Several other Swedish studies have addressed abuse and future health. In a study among young people attending youth clinics the last year prevalence of sexual, physical and emotional violence was high, as expected. Young women were to a higher extent than young men exposed to sexual (14 and 4 per cent, respectively) and emotional violence (33 and 18 per cent respectively) and young men more to physical violence than young women (27 and 18 per cent respectively). Those who had been exposed to more than two types of violence were significantly more likely to resort to self-harm behaviour and suicide ideation and rated their psychological wellbeing lower than others. In one study the violence victimization and self-reported physical and mental ill-health among young women belonging to a sexual minority and heterosexual young women was assessed. Being subjected to two or more types of violence was significantly more frequent among the minority women compared to heterosexual women. However all victimized women had significantly higher risk for ill-health in all outcomes (PTSD, sleeping difficulties, and recurrent bowel problems). The impact of being subjected to more than one type of violence has been shown to be even more strongly linked to mental ill-health also in adult patients. Hence, research supports that violence victimisation is associated with various symptoms and conditions for which people seek medical care. Therefore questions about violence victimization should routinely be included in the medical history.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-278537 (URN)
Available from: 2016-02-24 Created: 2016-02-24 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Öberg, M., Skalkidou, A. & Heimer, G. (2015). Family Planning Units: suitable settings for disclosure of experience of sexual violence. BMC Women's Health
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family Planning Units: suitable settings for disclosure of experience of sexual violence
2015 (English)In: BMC Women's Health, ISSN 1472-6874, E-ISSN 1472-6874Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
National Category
Clinical Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-278536 (URN)
Available from: 2016-02-24 Created: 2016-02-24 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Heimer, G. & Egardt, P. (2015). Långt kvar till målet att avskaffa mäns våld mot kvinnor. Uppsala Nya Tidning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Långt kvar till målet att avskaffa mäns våld mot kvinnor
2015 (Swedish)In: Uppsala Nya TidningArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279339 (URN)
Available from: 2016-02-29 Created: 2016-02-29 Last updated: 2016-02-29
Ahnlund, P., Andersson, T., Snellman, F., Sundström, M. & Heimer, G. (2015). Prevalence and correlates of sexual, physical and psychological violence against women and men 60-74 years in Sweden. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prevalence and correlates of sexual, physical and psychological violence against women and men 60-74 years in Sweden
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2015 (English)In: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, ISSN 0894-6566, E-ISSN 1540-4129Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-278538 (URN)
Available from: 2016-02-24 Created: 2016-02-24 Last updated: 2017-11-30
Heimer, G. & Witkowski, Å. (2015). Redovisning av regeringsuppdraget att utveckla den nationella stödtelefonen Kvinnofridslinjen (U2011/3939/JÄM). Uppsala: Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Redovisning av regeringsuppdraget att utveckla den nationella stödtelefonen Kvinnofridslinjen (U2011/3939/JÄM)
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2015. p. 43
Series
NCK-rapport
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-276322 (URN)978-91-978448-8-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-02-11 Created: 2016-02-11 Last updated: 2016-02-11
Andersson, T., Heimer, G. & Lucas, S. (2015). Violence and health in Sweden: A National Prevalence Study on Exposure to Violence among Women and Men and its Association to Health. Uppsala: Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Violence and health in Sweden: A National Prevalence Study on Exposure to Violence among Women and Men and its Association to Health
2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2015. p. 95
Series
NCK-rapport, ISSN 1654-7195 ; 1
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-276324 (URN)
Available from: 2016-02-11 Created: 2016-02-11 Last updated: 2016-02-11
Witkowski, Å. & Heimer, G. (2014). En stödtelefon som alltid är öppen: Kvinnofridslinjen 2009-2012. Uppsala: Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En stödtelefon som alltid är öppen: Kvinnofridslinjen 2009-2012
2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2014. p. 36
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-291322 (URN)978-91-978448-7-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-05-01 Created: 2016-05-01 Last updated: 2016-05-01
Heimer, G. & Berglund, A. (2014). Kunskap om våld borde vara en självklarhet. Uppsala Nya Tidning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kunskap om våld borde vara en självklarhet
2014 (Swedish)In: Uppsala Nya TidningArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279337 (URN)
Available from: 2016-02-29 Created: 2016-02-29 Last updated: 2016-02-29
Öberg, M., Stenson, K., Skalkidou, A. & Heimer, G. (2014). Prevalence of intimate partner violence among women seeking termination of pregnancy compared to women seeking contraceptive counseling. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 93(1), 45-51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prevalence of intimate partner violence among women seeking termination of pregnancy compared to women seeking contraceptive counseling
2014 (English)In: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6349, E-ISSN 1600-0412, Vol. 93, no 1, p. 45-51Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE:

To estimate the prevalence of intimate partner violence among women seeking termination of pregnancy (TOP) in comparison to women seeking contraceptive counseling.

DESIGN:

Case-control study.

SETTING:

Family planning unit, Uppsala University Hospital.

POPULATION:

Women seeking TOP (n=635) and women seeking contraceptive counseling (n=591) answered a self-administered questionnaire regarding experience of intimate partner violence. In addition, the women were interviewed by specially trained staff.

METHOD:

Comparisons were made between the two groups and between those who had previously undergone TOP and those who had never done so with experience of intimate partner violence as the main outcome measure. Multivariate logistic regression was used to adjust for age, education, and occupation.

RESULTS:

In total 29% of women seeking TOP and 22% of women seeking contraceptive counseling reported experience of violence. Women seeking TOP were more likely to report physical violence (adjusted odds ratio (aOR)=1.6, 95% confidence interval (Cl) 1.2-2.1) and experience of violence during the past year (aOR=2.3, 95%Cl 1.1-4.8). Women who had ever undergone TOP were also more likely to report intimate partner violence compared to women with no history of TOP (aOR=1.7, 95%CI 1.3-2.3). Among women with repeated TOP, 51% reported experience of intimate partner violence.

CONCLUSION:

Women seeking TOP reported to a greater extent experience of intimate partner violence. However, women seeking contraceptive counseling had also a high prevalence of violence experiences. These results stress the importance of caregivers approaching both groups of women with questions about intimate partner violence in order to identify exposed women and offer them help. 

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-209531 (URN)10.1111/aogs.12279 (DOI)000328435300007 ()24117134 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Andersson, T., Heimer, G. & Lucas, S. (2014). Våld och hälsa: En befolkningsundersökning om kvinnors och mäns våldsutsatthet samt kopplingen till hälsa. Uppsala: Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Våld och hälsa: En befolkningsundersökning om kvinnors och mäns våldsutsatthet samt kopplingen till hälsa
2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2014. p. 100
Series
NCK-rapport, ISSN 1654-7195
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-241468 (URN)
Available from: 2015-01-12 Created: 2015-01-12 Last updated: 2016-02-08
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