The Healing After Gender-Based Violence (GVB-Heal) Scale is an 18-item measure with four subscales, including "Relating to others", "Regaining hope and power", "Self-connection", "Trauma processing and self-advocacy". The response options for this measure explore participants' feelings regarding healing from GBV at different time points after the experience.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adults
Gender-based violence (GBV) can encompass such acts as intimate partner violence, sexual violence, child abuse, forced prostitution, genital cutting, and stalking. GBV can have great impacts on our physical, social, mental, and emotional health. Below are statements that depict experiences and feelings people have. Please indicate for each statement below the degree to which this characterizes how you felt at your
Respondents are asked to evaluate each statement twice: their perceptions of how they felt at their lowest point after GBV and another referencing their current feelings. The difference of these scores is calculated and added to get a total sum recovery score.
Sinko, L., Ozaslan, Z. Z., Schaitkin, C., & Arnault, D. S. (2021). Psychometric evaluation of the Healing After Gender-Based Violence Scale: An instrument for cross-sectional and longitudinal assessment of recovery progress for women-identifying survivors. Journal of Family Violence, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-021-00333-x
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