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Women with disabilities' experience with physical and sexual abuse: review of the literature and implications for the field 

                 
Author(s) Plummer, Sara-Beth and Patricia A. Findley
Title Women with disabilities' experience with physical and sexual abuse: review of the literature and implications for the field
Source Trauma, Violence, & Abuse,Jan 2012, Vol. 13, No.1, pp 15-29
Date 2012
Document type Journal article
Coverage USA
Summary This literature review focuses on studies that were completed in the United States and that concerned women with acquired disabilities rather than congenital. The authors categorised the studies into qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and the studies were reviewed according to the strength of the methodological focus. A number of themes were identified and discussed, including the prevalence of abuse among women with disabilities, potential risk factors, isolation, and system and cultural barriers. A number of suggestions for future research are provided such as the need for more research into the health effects of abuse on women with disabilities. The authors also recommended the inclusion of disability as a category in all future domestic violence and sexual assault research studies.
Keywords Abuse; domestic violence; sexual assault; women with disability; acquired disability.
Topic

Disability