Health Services Research
Every year thousands of women experience intimate partner violence (IPV), receiving injuries such as battery to the face, head, and neck, a pattern of violence potentially causing permanent traumatic brain injury (TBI). Despite elevated rates of TBI in women survivors of IPV and significant implications for women’s health and wellbeing, this remains an underexplored area. While research addressing the identification and support of women survivors of IPV with resultant TBI is limited worldwide, there is an emerging body of literature exploring this intersection. Our objective was to provide the first scoping review of the current literature exploring the intersection of IPV and TBI. Building on existing literature reviews, our purpose was to systematically map all that is currently published on IPV-related TBI and to report findings for use in research and practice.