Women’s quality of life as a measure of effectiveness of perpetrator interventions: Key findings and future directions

Helen McLaren, Jane Fischer, Lana Zannettino

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Abstract

KEY FINDINGS
• Quality of life for women experiencing intimate partner violence was significantly worse than the Australian average
• Women experienced a broad range of fears which impacted on their quality of life
• Women’s top priorities for quality of life were autonomy, informal relationships and emotional health.
KEY RECOMMENDATIONS
• Perpetrator interventions should develop program logic models that identify positive outcomes for the partners of participants as a program objective
• Measures of partners’ quality of life should be included in evaluations of perpetrator interventions
• A proposed additional set of items for assessing quality of life in the context of intimate partner violence should be tested and validated in the World Health Organisation’s Quality of Life instrument (short version) (WHOQOL-BREF).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages18
JournalANROWS Research Summary
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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Keywords

  • Domestic Violence
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Quality of Life
  • QOL
  • Measure
  • Family Violence
  • Wellbeing
  • Safety
  • Behavior change

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