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Episodically Homeless Women with Serious Mental Illness: Prevalence of Physical and Sexual Assault
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Assessed 3 aspects of physical and sexual assault in the histories 99 episodically homeless, seriously mentally ill women (aged 21-71 yrs): lifetime prevalence; severity, co-occurrence, and recency; and associations between levels of this victimization and specific characteristics of the Ss. Results indicate that the lifetime risk for violent victimization was so high (97%) that rape and physical battery are normative experiences. The risk for recurrent abuse was also high. (Authors)
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