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Is it coercive controlling violence? A cross-sectional domestic violence and abuse survey of men attending general practice in England

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Is it coercive controlling violence? A cross-sectional domestic violence and abuse survey of men attending general practice in England. / Hester, Marianne; Jones, Cassandra; Williamson, Emma; Fahmy, Eldin; Feder, Gene.

In: Psychology of Violence, Vol. 7, No. 3, 01.07.2017, p. 417-427.

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title = "Is it coercive controlling violence? A cross-sectional domestic violence and abuse survey of men attending general practice in England",
abstract = "Objective: Surveys that examine prevalence of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) without consideration of impact, severity or context have limitations. The paper uses results from the first survey of a European clinical male population, the largest such study internationally, that measured a range of emotional, physical and sexual behaviours that could be construed as DVA, including experience and perpetration, and a range of impacts. The paper asks to what extent the behaviour reported by the men can be characterised as coercive controlling violence.Method: A survey was administered to male patients in sixteen general practices (family medicine clinics) in England. Of 1,368 respondents who completed four screening questions regarding behaviour consistent with DVA, 707 (52{\%}) completed detailed questions on lifetime experience of possibly harmful emotional, physical and sexual behaviours, perpetration, and impacts, and if they had ever been in a domestically violent or abusive relationship. One-way ANOVA was used to establish optimal thresholds across abuse and impact scales in order to ascertain severity of men's reported experiences.Results: More than half (52.5{\%}; 95{\%} CI 48.7{\%} to 55.9{\%}) the men reported experiencing potentially harmful physical, emotional or sexual behaviour from a partner, however only 4.4{\%} of the men experienced coercive controlling violence and of those nearly half also reported perpetration against their partner. Conclusions: While a large minority of men presenting to general practice experience or perpetrate DVA behaviour in relationships, only a small minority experience coercive controlling violence and only one in forty have experienced such violence as victims only.",
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N2 - Objective: Surveys that examine prevalence of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) without consideration of impact, severity or context have limitations. The paper uses results from the first survey of a European clinical male population, the largest such study internationally, that measured a range of emotional, physical and sexual behaviours that could be construed as DVA, including experience and perpetration, and a range of impacts. The paper asks to what extent the behaviour reported by the men can be characterised as coercive controlling violence.Method: A survey was administered to male patients in sixteen general practices (family medicine clinics) in England. Of 1,368 respondents who completed four screening questions regarding behaviour consistent with DVA, 707 (52%) completed detailed questions on lifetime experience of possibly harmful emotional, physical and sexual behaviours, perpetration, and impacts, and if they had ever been in a domestically violent or abusive relationship. One-way ANOVA was used to establish optimal thresholds across abuse and impact scales in order to ascertain severity of men's reported experiences.Results: More than half (52.5%; 95% CI 48.7% to 55.9%) the men reported experiencing potentially harmful physical, emotional or sexual behaviour from a partner, however only 4.4% of the men experienced coercive controlling violence and of those nearly half also reported perpetration against their partner. Conclusions: While a large minority of men presenting to general practice experience or perpetrate DVA behaviour in relationships, only a small minority experience coercive controlling violence and only one in forty have experienced such violence as victims only.

AB - Objective: Surveys that examine prevalence of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) without consideration of impact, severity or context have limitations. The paper uses results from the first survey of a European clinical male population, the largest such study internationally, that measured a range of emotional, physical and sexual behaviours that could be construed as DVA, including experience and perpetration, and a range of impacts. The paper asks to what extent the behaviour reported by the men can be characterised as coercive controlling violence.Method: A survey was administered to male patients in sixteen general practices (family medicine clinics) in England. Of 1,368 respondents who completed four screening questions regarding behaviour consistent with DVA, 707 (52%) completed detailed questions on lifetime experience of possibly harmful emotional, physical and sexual behaviours, perpetration, and impacts, and if they had ever been in a domestically violent or abusive relationship. One-way ANOVA was used to establish optimal thresholds across abuse and impact scales in order to ascertain severity of men's reported experiences.Results: More than half (52.5%; 95% CI 48.7% to 55.9%) the men reported experiencing potentially harmful physical, emotional or sexual behaviour from a partner, however only 4.4% of the men experienced coercive controlling violence and of those nearly half also reported perpetration against their partner. Conclusions: While a large minority of men presenting to general practice experience or perpetrate DVA behaviour in relationships, only a small minority experience coercive controlling violence and only one in forty have experienced such violence as victims only.

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