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The impact of historical intimate partner violence on survival and risk for chronic illness in older women


Intimate partner violence (IPV) negatively affects the physical and mental wellbeing of victims even many years after the abuse has ended. However, it is not known whether IPV at some time in life puts older women at risk for chronic health conditions such as dementia, diabetes, and heart disease, or whether it shortens their lifespan. This analysis will explore the effect of historical IPV on risk for death and serious illness over 15 years in older women.