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dc.contributor.authorDostanic N.-
dc.contributor.authorDjikanovic B.-
dc.contributor.authorJovanovic, Mirjana-
dc.contributor.authorStamenković Z.-
dc.contributor.authorĐeric A.-
dc.description.abstract© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC part of Springer Nature. The negative effects of men’s excessive alcohol consumption on family members are well known. However, less is known about how men’s alcohol dependence is associated with the mental health of their female spouses residing with them. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and factors associated with depression, anxiety, and intimate partner violence against women (IPVAW) whose male spouses are undergoing treatment for alcohol dependence. We hypothesize that men with alcohol dependency, who are also violent, present a serious threat to women’s mental health. We conducted a cross-sectional study among 104 women whose male partners had been admitted for inpatient treatment for alcohol dependence. Women’s depression was measured by the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II); anxiety was measured by the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and exposure to physical and sexual IPVAW was measured by the Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS-2). Multinomial logistic regression analyses were conducted in order to analyze factors associated with depression and anxiety. The prevalence of moderate/severe depression and anxiety among the women was 34.6% and 25.2%, respectively, while almost half (48.1%) experienced IPV during the past 12 months. After adjustments for age, exposure to IPV increased the chances of experiencing moderate/severe depression by 37.5 times (95% CI 7.91–177.76), and 8.15 times for moderate/severe anxiety (95% CI 2.45–27.14). The mental health of women whose partners have alcohol dependence is significantly threatened and should be considered, especially when it is associated with exposure to spousal violence.-
dc.sourceJournal of Family Violence-
dc.titleThe Association Between Family Violence, Depression and Anxiety Among Women Whose Partners Have Been Treated for Alcohol Dependence-
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