Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Nursing RN/BSN Akron
In the United States, about 324,000 pregnant women are victims of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) annually. IPV is any type of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of women or men in family units. IPV has detrimental effects on pregnant women and their babies, from their physical health to their mental health. It is important for nurses and other healthcare providers to have knowledge and understanding about IPV in this population and to use effective interventions and screening procedures. The purpose of this systematic review is to review and critically analyze evidence about IPV in pregnant women. The literature search was conducted in a university database system and CINAHL. Literature was selected if it was peer-reviewed, scholarly, and relevant. The review of literature includes descriptions of studies, IPV outcomes, risk factors, and effects of screening methods and interventions on IPV victims or at risk victims.
Ashley, Rachel; Pagni, Emily; and Choujaa, Alissarh, "Intimate Partner Violence and Its Impact on Pregnant Women and Their Infants: A Systematic Review" (2018). Honors Research Projects. 600.