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Intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 pandemic: A scoping review on the associated risk factors and interventions for victims

Malz, Emily (2021) Intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 pandemic: A scoping review on the associated risk factors and interventions for victims.

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Abstract:Intimate partner violence (IPV) represents a prevalent public health problem, including “physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, or psychological harm by a current or former partner”. This public health problem has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, as people around the globe had to make changes in their daily lives including lockdown, social distancing, quarantine, and self-isolation. Worldwide, the incidents of IPV and violence against women have increased. It became apparently important to investigate the COVID-19 related risk factors that have led to an increase in IPV, and which interventions can be used to help victims of IPV during the pandemic. In this scoping review, 19 empirical studies concerning the topic of IPV and COVID-19 were analyzed. The risk factors that were detected were isolation, lack of usual support systems, financial stressors, substance abuse, the presence of young children, and personal vulnerability factors. Existing online intervention (i.e. iCAN, myplan app, etc.) are effective tools to help victims of IPV, especially during the pandemic. Online interventions for victims of IPV are helpful tools, but it is important that victims are aware of the numerous possibilities of online interventions.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/87927
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