Views on disclosing mistreatment: A focus group study of differences between people with MS and their caregivers

Johanna Shapiron, Aileen Wiglesworth, Elizabeth H. Morrison

Health professionals are increasingly concerned about the vulnerability of people with disabilities to various forms of mistreatment, especially intimate partner abuse and neglect. Published research favors the conclusion that women with disabilities are at greater risk for experiencing physical, emotional, and sexual violence than are women (or men) without disabilities. Less is known about mistreatment risk factors among men with disabilities. One recent review article concluded that intimate partner violence occurs at elevated and disproportionate rates among women and men with disabilities, especially when assessed over the course of their lives.

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MS Focus Group Themes

Caregiver Mistreatment MS Poster

Caregivers Interview