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MIRACCO, Mariana Carolina et al. Coping strategies in battered women: women´s perception of the process. Anu. investig. [online]. 2010, vol.17, pp. 59-67. ISSN 1851-1686.

The present paper analyzes the coping strategies of women who suffer intimate partner violence. Maladaptive and adaptive strategies are differentiated on the basis of their impact on health and quality of life. The results of a first qualitative exploration of these strategies in our population are presented. The methodology was based on in-depth interviews to 8 women who were coping with or had already overcome violence in their couple. The dynamics of self-help groups specifically oriented to this issue have been observed as well. The total sample was formed by 12 women, whose age ranged from 35 to 69, attending to centers specialized in domestic violence. Results highlight the relevance of psychosocial support for an adaptive coping.

Palavras-chave : Domestic violence; Strategies; Coping.

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