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Health Care Women Int. 2018 Mar 22:1-15. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2018.1452928. [Epub ahead of print]

Exploring causes and consequences of sex workers' psychological health: Implications for health care policy. A study conducted in Spain.

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a Department of Psychology , University of Valladolid , Segovia , Spain.
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b Department of Psychology , University of Valladolid , Segovia , Spain.
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c Department of Psychology , University of Valladolid , Segovia , Spain.

Abstract

The aim of the researchers is to explore the causes and consequences of the psychological health of sex workers as well as provide an intervention model for the prevention of mental disorders in accordance with World Health Organization (WHO) levels. The study sample consisted of 146 sex workers from Spain. Loneliness and maltreatment have a negative influence on psychological health, while self-esteem has a protector role over psychological health. Psychological health has a positive impact on perceived quality of life and other health domains. On the contrary, psychological health has a negative impact on drug use and symptoms of anxiety. Data are discussed.

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