Journal article

Self-efficacy and doctor support as mediators of depression outcomes following counselling by family doctors for intimate partner violence

Jodie Valpied, Kelsey Hegarty, Stephanie Brown, Lorna O'doherty

Family Practice | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Previous research shows counselling delivered by trained family doctors reduces depression for women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV). However, the potential for self-efficacy, doctor support and safety enquiry to mediate these effects has not been examined. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether (i) women experiencing IPV and counselled by a trained family doctor report greater self-efficacy, perceived doctor support and enquiry about safety than those receiving usual care and (ii) whether self-efficacy, doctor support and enquiry mediate effects of counselling on depression for these women. METHODS: Quantitative analysis as part of a process evaluation of data from a cluster..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC grant ID 454532) of Australia funded the original WEAVE project.