Intimate partner violence, depression, and substance abuse in women presenting to emergency departments for care

Adv Emerg Nurs J. Apr-Jun 2011;33(2):109-13. doi: 10.1097/TME.0b013e318217e47b.


The Research to Practice column is intended to elevate the research critique skills of the advanced practice nurse and to assist with the translation of research into practice. For each column, a topic and a particular research study are selected. The stage is set with a case presentation. The research paper is then reviewed and critiqued, and finally, the implications for translation into practice are discussed with particular attention to the case study. In this column, we address the topics of intimate partner violence and substance abuse, among African American women by presenting the following study: Hankin, A., Smith, L. S., Daugherty, J., & Houry, D. (2010). Correlation between intimate partner violence victimization and risk of substance abuse and depression among African American women in an urban emergency department. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 11(3), 252-256.

MeSH terms

  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Depression / etiology*
  • Depression / psychology
  • Domestic Violence*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Sexual Partners*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / etiology*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / psychology