Purpose-built intervention for mental health of Mainland Chinese immigrant women survivors of intimate partner violence: a randomised controlled trial (abridged secondary publication)
A Tiwari1, DYT Fong1, FKH Yuen1, HYK Fung2, POY Pang2, JYH Wong1
1 School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong
2 H.K.S.K.H. Lady MacLehose Centre
1. Immigration is a risk factor for intimate partner violence, and abused women are at risk of depression.
2. There is a need for evidence-based interventions to address the adverse effect of intimate partner violence on the mental health of abused Mainland Chinese immigrant women.
3. A purpose-built intervention for abused Mainland Chinese immigrant women comprising empowerment, parenting, telephone social support, and peer support can reduce depressive symptoms, lower parenting stress, improve mental health, increase perceived social support, reduce intimate partner violence, and promote safety behaviours for at least 6 months following the intervention.
4. The systematic field tracking strategies are successful in retaining study participants.