Differential characteristics of intimate partner, acquaintance, and stranger rape survivors examined by a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE)

T. K. Logan, Jennifer Cole, Anita Capillo

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Abstract

Relatively little is known about characteristics of sexual assault survivors who present to the emergency room. Examination of differences in survivor, assault, and exam characteristics by type of offender (intimate partner, acquaintance, acquaintance-just-met, and stranger) was conducted using intake data collected from 331 women who presented to an emergency room and were examined by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner between 2001 and 2004. First, the data suggest there is a difference in injury patterns depending on the survivoroffender relationship. Second, there was a high rate of women assaulted by a known offender presenting to the emergency room. Third, there are important differences in survivor substance use among women assaulted by different offenders. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1066-1076
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Interpersonal Violence
Volume22
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007

Keywords

  • Rape
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program
  • Sexual assault

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

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