Hong Kong Med J 2010;16(Suppl 3):S25-8
Effectiveness of an empowerment intervention in abused Chinese women
AFY Tiwari, F Salili, RYP Chan, EKL Chan, D Tang
Department of Nursing Studies, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1. Intimate partner violence is a serious public health problem and effective interventions are needed.
2. Interventions should be comprehensive and culturally sensitive in order to address the needs of abused women depending on their cultural backgrounds, their abuse histories, and how severely they are impacted.
3. Providing interventions to empower abused women enables them to regain control and make decisions in the aftermath of traumatic experiences.
4. Chinese dietary regimen shows promise in helping abused women to adopt health behaviours to improve their health.