Intimate Partner Violence is a type of violence that showed by model of abusive and coercive behavior by the partner in the woman's life, and is characterized by a chronicity that over time creates to the victim serious problems of health. Recent studies have found that those who have experienced domestic violence before catastrophes present an increased risk for the development of post traumatic stress disorder. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of the Covid-19 virus on functioning of women victims of domestic violence. The study was conducted on a fifteen women with stories of IPV. Method: online survey with perceived stress scale; Scale to pain; Scale for love addiction; Sensory self-assessment; Beck Anxiety Inventory. Analysis results: The analyzes showed significantly increased levels of anxiety and stress when the victim had suffered different types of violence; the related sensory changes are related to the use of nicotine, however the use of nicotine is not related to the levels of affective dependence. In addition, a greater emotional dependence is correlated with more types of violence suffered. Body perception, on the other hand, is correlated with perceived stress levels, the whole stress instrument shows greater somatic symptoms and greater perceptual alterations. The perceived pain is mainly increased in women who have suffered greater types of violence. The results highlight a clinical picture of extreme vulnerability such as to make the reference population particularly at risk in the development of post-traumatic disorders following the lived health emergency.

The impact of the Covid-19 virus on women victims of domestic violence: psychophysiological, neuropsychological and emotional effects

Giulia Piraino;Sara Invitto
2020

Abstract

Intimate Partner Violence is a type of violence that showed by model of abusive and coercive behavior by the partner in the woman's life, and is characterized by a chronicity that over time creates to the victim serious problems of health. Recent studies have found that those who have experienced domestic violence before catastrophes present an increased risk for the development of post traumatic stress disorder. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of the Covid-19 virus on functioning of women victims of domestic violence. The study was conducted on a fifteen women with stories of IPV. Method: online survey with perceived stress scale; Scale to pain; Scale for love addiction; Sensory self-assessment; Beck Anxiety Inventory. Analysis results: The analyzes showed significantly increased levels of anxiety and stress when the victim had suffered different types of violence; the related sensory changes are related to the use of nicotine, however the use of nicotine is not related to the levels of affective dependence. In addition, a greater emotional dependence is correlated with more types of violence suffered. Body perception, on the other hand, is correlated with perceived stress levels, the whole stress instrument shows greater somatic symptoms and greater perceptual alterations. The perceived pain is mainly increased in women who have suffered greater types of violence. The results highlight a clinical picture of extreme vulnerability such as to make the reference population particularly at risk in the development of post-traumatic disorders following the lived health emergency.
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