VII Conference for Violence Against Women Studies
On the 24th of October, our research team participated in the VII Conference for Violence Against Women Studies. We presented an article that compared neuropsychological performance of female victims of intimate partner violence to that of a group of women who had not previously suffered violence. The Andalusian Regional Government will soon publish these results on the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration’s webpage.
In this study, participants included 52 female victims of intimate partner violence and 30 women who had not suffered violence. Demographic and violence variables were measured, and neuropsychological tests for visual memory and verbal memory were administered. Results demonstrated that female victims of IPV performed with less favorable scores on both memory and attention measures. These results may be related to physical impacts to the head or to stress caused by the violent context (psychological and/or physical) maintained in time. These findings are relevant for use in legal settings as well as in rehabilitation for female survivors of IPV.