Relationships between psychosocial difficulties and oxidative stress biomarkers in women subject to intimate partner violence

Jae Yop Kim, Ji Hyeon Lee, Hyang Joo Song, Dong Goo Kim, Yeong Shin Yim

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Abstract

Women subject to violence by their intimate partners often experience a range of psychosocial problems such as depression, excessive alcohol use, and stressful life events that, in turn, lead to health issues. This study examined psychosocial difficulties and oxidative stress levels in abused and non-abused Korean women and analyzed the relationship between psychosocial outcomes and oxidative stress levels. Markers were determined in 16 women (seven abused, nine non-abused). The two groups of women (abused and non-abused) were compared with respect to scores in depression, alcohol use, life stress events, and oxidative stress biomarkers using the Mann-Whitney U test. Correlations between depression, alcohol use, life stress events, and oxidative stress biomarkers were tested by the Spearman rank correlation coefficient. The abused women had significantly higher levels of oxidative stress markers and significantly lower levels of antioxidants than the non-abused women. Life stress events and oxidative biomarker levels were significantly correlated. These findings have implications for both social services providers and medical personnel when assessing abused women to ensure that they receive the most appropriate service.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-47
Number of pages7
JournalHealth and Social Work
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

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Antioxidants
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Kim, Jae Yop ; Lee, Ji Hyeon ; Song, Hyang Joo ; Kim, Dong Goo ; Yim, Yeong Shin. / Relationships between psychosocial difficulties and oxidative stress biomarkers in women subject to intimate partner violence. In: Health and Social Work. 2017 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 41-47.
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In: Health and Social Work, Vol. 42, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 41-47.

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