School of Nursing
L. Kathleen Sekula
Barbara Jones Warren
sexual assault, health outcomes, health-related quality of life, HRQOL, quality of life
The purpose of this study is to understand the impact of sexual assault pre- and post-sexual assault on health, health care experience, and health-related quality of life in adult women. Research identifying quality of life as a health outcome post-sexual assault is limited. No long-term studies to evaluate differences in health-related quality of life pre-and post-sexual assault have been conducted. In addition, only a few studies have investigated mental health changes over time. An exploration into self-perceived general health pre-and post-sexual assault and overall current quality of life needs to be conducted to determine improvements in health care services for patients.
A convergent parallel mixed-method design was used to obtain self-reported general health information. Individual interviews were conducted in the qualitative strand to elicit lived experiences of health pre- and post-sexual assault. Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Theory using the Process-Person-Context-Time (PPCT) model served as the organizing framework for the quantitative strand. Colaizzi’s (1978) descriptive phenomenology was the methodology used to help understand the lived experience of adult women post-sexual assault.
Flynn, J. (2022). Long-term Health Outcomes For Adult Women Who Experienced Sexual Assault (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/2156