Intervention Journal article: Intimate partner abuse among Rohingya in Malaysia: assessing stressors, mental health, social norms and help seeking to inform interventions

Intervention, the Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Settings, is an open access journal which is published twice a year under auspices of ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre. The Journal provides a wide range of articles and field reports which can be browsed. See website:
Risk for Intimate Partner Abuse (IPA) can increase during periods of displacement. The current study explores patterns of IPA, its correlates and help-seeking behaviours among Rohingya refugees in Malaysia. Results indicated high rates of IPA. Respondents also reported numerous chronic stressors and suggested links between stressors, mental health and IPA. Social norms emphasising the acceptability of IPA and discouraging help seeking were also common.