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Title: Validation of the Spanish version of the Index of Spouse Abuse
Authors: Plazaola Castaño, Juncal
Ruiz Pérez, Isabel
Escribà-Agüir, Vicenta
Jiménez Martín, Juan Manuel
Hernández Torres, Elisa
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Plazaola Castaño, J; Ruiz Pérez, I; Jiménez Martín, JM] Andalusian School of Public Health, Granada, Spain. [Plazaola Castaño, J; Ruiz Pérez, I; Escribá-Agüir, V] Ciber Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Spain. [Escribá-Agüir, V] General Directorate of Public Health, Valencia, Spain. [Hernández Torres, E] Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain
Keywords: Maltrato conyugal;Cuestionarios;Reproducibilidad de resultados;España
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena::Social Sciences::Sociology::Social Problems::Violence::Domestic Violence::Spouse Abuse
Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Environment and Public Health::Public Health::Epidemiologic Methods::Data Collection::Questionnaires
Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Environment and Public Health::Public Health::Epidemiologic Methods::Epidemiologic Research Design::Reproducibility of Results
Medical Subject Headings::Geographicals::Geographic Locations::Europe::Spain
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert
Citation: Plazaola-Castaño J, Ruiz-Pérez I, Escribà-Agüir V, Jiménez-Martín JM, Hernández-Torres E. Validation of the Spanish version of the Index of Spouse Abuse. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009 Apr;18(4):499-506
Abstract: Background: Partner violence against women is a major public health problem. Although there are currently a number of validated screening and diagnostic tools that can be used to evaluate this type of violence, such tools are not available in Spain. The aim of this study is to analyze the validity and reliability of the Spanish version of the Index of Spouse Abuse (ISA). Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in 2005 in two health centers in Granada, Spain, in 390 women between 18 and 70 years old. Analyses of the factorial structure, internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and construct validity were conducted. Cutoff points for each subscale were also defined. For the construct validity analysis, the SF-36 perceived general health dimension, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and the Goldberg 12-item General Health Questionnaire were included. Results: The psychometric analysis shows that the instrument has good internal consistency, reproducibility, and construct validity. Conclusions: The scale is useful for the analysis of partner violence against women in both a research setting and a healthcare setting
Description: This is a copy of an article published in the Jornal of Women's Health © 2009 [copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.]; Journal of Womens Health is available online at:
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1089/jwh.2008.0944
ISSN: 1540-9996 (Print)
1931-843X (Online)
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