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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Diana Sorenson


abuse of pregnant women


The purpose of this study was to generate meaningful data on the prevalence and patterns of physical abuse during, pregnancy among women residing in a small urban area of a predominantly rural North Central state. The secondary goals of the study were: (a) to assess a need to broaden current services for abused pregnant women in the community, and (b) to empower women to better protect themselves and their unborn children by providing them with additional information about community resources for survivors of battering during pregnancy.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Pregnant women -- Abuse of

Number of Pages



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