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Authors

  1. Divin, Chris MSN, RN, FNP
  2. Volker, Deborah L. PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
  3. Harrison, Tracie PhD, RN

Abstract

The aim of this qualitative descriptive study, guided by Antonovsky's salutogenic model, was to explore the manifestations of strength within the interviews of Spanish-speaking Mexican-American women aging with mobility impairments who also experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). IPV events gleaned from 26 audiotaped interviews from 7 Spanish-speaking Mexican-American women, who ranged in age from 55 to 75 years, constituted the sample for this secondary analysis. Five categories were identified: abuse from early on that shaped sense of coherence; violencia tan cruel-threatened sense of coherence; "salutogenic" choices within the context of IPV; a quest for peace; and strength amid struggle.