Association between intimate partner violence and help seeking for alcohol problems

Raul Caetano, Craig A. Field, Scott Nelson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objectives: The primary aim of this study is to determine the association between intimate partner violence, alcohol problems, and help seeking behaviors for alcohol problems. In addition, the study was conducted to examine ethnic differences in the reporting of intimate partner violence, alcohol problems and treatment or help seeking for alcohol problems. Methods: A probability sample (n = 1468) of White, Black and Hispanic couples 18 years of age or older in the U.S. household population was interviewed in 1995 with a response rate of 85%. Help seeking was defined as talking to someone or seeking treatment for an alcohol problem; therefore, the bivariate and multivariate analyses exclude lifetime abstainers. Results: Multivariate analysis controlling for ethnicity, gender, age, education, and income indicated that those with alcohol problems and intimate partner violence together were 1.5 (95% CI = 0.8-2.6) times more likely to seek help than those reporting alcohol problems alone. Conclusions: The coexistence of intimate partner violence and alcohol problems may prompt individuals to seek help for alcohol problems. However, a majority of people who report intimate partner violence and alcohol problems or alcohol problems alone do not seek help.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-18
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

Fingerprint

alcohol
Alcohols
violence
Intimate Partner Violence
Multivariate Analysis
Sampling Studies
coexistence
Hispanic Americans
multivariate analysis
ethnicity
Education
income
gender
Therapeutics
Population
education

Keywords

  • Ethnicity
  • Help seeking
  • Intimate partner violence
  • National survey
  • Treatment seeking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

Association between intimate partner violence and help seeking for alcohol problems. / Caetano, Raul; Field, Craig A.; Nelson, Scott.

In: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2002, p. 9-18.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Caetano, Raul ; Field, Craig A. ; Nelson, Scott. / Association between intimate partner violence and help seeking for alcohol problems. In: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. 2002 ; Vol. 1, No. 2. pp. 9-18.
@article{6e6e8390d613461f97a0a5ca5edd7d80,
title = "Association between intimate partner violence and help seeking for alcohol problems",
abstract = "Objectives: The primary aim of this study is to determine the association between intimate partner violence, alcohol problems, and help seeking behaviors for alcohol problems. In addition, the study was conducted to examine ethnic differences in the reporting of intimate partner violence, alcohol problems and treatment or help seeking for alcohol problems. Methods: A probability sample (n = 1468) of White, Black and Hispanic couples 18 years of age or older in the U.S. household population was interviewed in 1995 with a response rate of 85{\%}. Help seeking was defined as talking to someone or seeking treatment for an alcohol problem; therefore, the bivariate and multivariate analyses exclude lifetime abstainers. Results: Multivariate analysis controlling for ethnicity, gender, age, education, and income indicated that those with alcohol problems and intimate partner violence together were 1.5 (95{\%} CI = 0.8-2.6) times more likely to seek help than those reporting alcohol problems alone. Conclusions: The coexistence of intimate partner violence and alcohol problems may prompt individuals to seek help for alcohol problems. However, a majority of people who report intimate partner violence and alcohol problems or alcohol problems alone do not seek help.",
keywords = "Ethnicity, Help seeking, Intimate partner violence, National survey, Treatment seeking",
author = "Raul Caetano and Field, {Craig A.} and Scott Nelson",
year = "2002",
doi = "10.1300/J233v01n02_02",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "1",
pages = "9--18",
journal = "Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse",
issn = "1533-2640",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Association between intimate partner violence and help seeking for alcohol problems

AU - Caetano, Raul

AU - Field, Craig A.

AU - Nelson, Scott

PY - 2002

Y1 - 2002

N2 - Objectives: The primary aim of this study is to determine the association between intimate partner violence, alcohol problems, and help seeking behaviors for alcohol problems. In addition, the study was conducted to examine ethnic differences in the reporting of intimate partner violence, alcohol problems and treatment or help seeking for alcohol problems. Methods: A probability sample (n = 1468) of White, Black and Hispanic couples 18 years of age or older in the U.S. household population was interviewed in 1995 with a response rate of 85%. Help seeking was defined as talking to someone or seeking treatment for an alcohol problem; therefore, the bivariate and multivariate analyses exclude lifetime abstainers. Results: Multivariate analysis controlling for ethnicity, gender, age, education, and income indicated that those with alcohol problems and intimate partner violence together were 1.5 (95% CI = 0.8-2.6) times more likely to seek help than those reporting alcohol problems alone. Conclusions: The coexistence of intimate partner violence and alcohol problems may prompt individuals to seek help for alcohol problems. However, a majority of people who report intimate partner violence and alcohol problems or alcohol problems alone do not seek help.

AB - Objectives: The primary aim of this study is to determine the association between intimate partner violence, alcohol problems, and help seeking behaviors for alcohol problems. In addition, the study was conducted to examine ethnic differences in the reporting of intimate partner violence, alcohol problems and treatment or help seeking for alcohol problems. Methods: A probability sample (n = 1468) of White, Black and Hispanic couples 18 years of age or older in the U.S. household population was interviewed in 1995 with a response rate of 85%. Help seeking was defined as talking to someone or seeking treatment for an alcohol problem; therefore, the bivariate and multivariate analyses exclude lifetime abstainers. Results: Multivariate analysis controlling for ethnicity, gender, age, education, and income indicated that those with alcohol problems and intimate partner violence together were 1.5 (95% CI = 0.8-2.6) times more likely to seek help than those reporting alcohol problems alone. Conclusions: The coexistence of intimate partner violence and alcohol problems may prompt individuals to seek help for alcohol problems. However, a majority of people who report intimate partner violence and alcohol problems or alcohol problems alone do not seek help.

KW - Ethnicity

KW - Help seeking

KW - Intimate partner violence

KW - National survey

KW - Treatment seeking

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0036274664&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0036274664&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1300/J233v01n02_02

DO - 10.1300/J233v01n02_02

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0036274664

VL - 1

SP - 9

EP - 18

JO - Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse

JF - Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse

SN - 1533-2640

IS - 2

ER -