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specific interventions that target Hispanic women are needed if we are
to effectively combat the problem of woman abuse in this population.
The role that culture plays in battered Hispanic women's access to health
care services and the provision of services must be more clearly understood.
The ways that different cultures view health and illness are frequently
unknown to health care providers of other cultural backgrounds. Cultures
also have their own ways of viewing pregnancy, their own definition
of woman abuse, and their own mechanisms for coping with the problem
of abuse. Health care professionals should make efforts to learn to
provide quality care to those of all cultural groups, including Hispanic
women. By delivering care in a culturally sensitive manner, the providers
are best able to respond appropriately to the needs of Hispanic women.
This chapter focuses on the cultural, socioeconomic, and health factors
that should be considered in caring for battered Hispanic pregnant women
and makes recommendations for culturally relevant interventions to respond
to their needs. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)
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similarities and differences between 25 Anglo-American and 25 Mexican-American
women, over age 18 years, who had been physically abused by their husbands
at least two times and had resided in shelters for battered women. Subjects
were matched for age and socioeconomic status (SES). Data were collected
via a semistructured interview schedule consisting of three instruments.
Results show more similarities than differences in the manifestation
of wife abuse between the two groups. However, Anglo-American women
perceived more types of behavior as being abusive and exhibited a less
tolerant attitude toward wife abuse than did Mexican-American women.
((c) 1997 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved).
(1987). Hispanic-American Battered Women: Why Consider Cultural Differences?
Response to the Victimization of Women and Children, 10(3),
25 Hispanic-American and 25 Anglo-American women residing in shelters
for battered women on their attitudes toward wife abuse; their perception
of wife abuse; the nature, severity, and frequency of abuse; and their
response to the abuse. Data show similarities among the women, but there
were differences. Implications for treatment and other interventions
are discussed. ((c) 1997 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)