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Title: Executive dysfunction and domestic violence
Contributor(s): Marsh, Nigel Vincent  (author); Martinovich, W M (author)
Publication Date: 2006
DOI: 10.1080/02699050500110645
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Abstract: Primary objective: To replicate previous studies which have reported a high prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in partner-abusive men and to extend research in this area by determining the prevalence of executive dysfunctions, which have been linked with both TBI and violent behaviour. Research design: Thirty-eight men with criminal convictions for violence and who were receiving treatment for abusing their partners were assessed. Methods and procedures: Subjects with a self-reported history of TBI (n = 22) were compared to the non-TBI group (n = 16) on various psychological measures. Main outcomes and results: The two groups were not significantly different on the variables of age, pre-morbid IQ, self-esteem and alcohol use. The TBI group scored more poorly than the non-TBI group on a measure of current IQ and two of the three measures of executive functioning. Conclusion: The presence of executive dysfunction has implications for the design of successful intervention programmes with this sub-group of batterers.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Brain Injury, 20(1), p. 61-66
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Place of Publication: London, UK
ISSN: 0269-9052
Field of Research (FOR): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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