Journal article

Physical and social predictors of partner abuse in women attending general practice: a cross-sectional study

Kelsey Hegarty, Jane Gunn, Patty Chondros, Angela Taft

BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE | ROYAL COLL GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Intimate partner abuse causes significant morbidity and mortality in women attending general practice. Currently there is insufficient evidence for screening all women but case finding of women at risk of intimate partner abuse is recommended. AIM: To develop physical symptoms and sociodemographic indicators for partner abuse for women attending general practice. DESIGN OF STUDY: Descriptive, cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Thirty general practices in Victoria, Australia. METHOD: A total of 1257 consecutive women attending general practice (response rate 77%) were screened for a history of partner abuse using a self-report questionnaire. The presence of partner abuse in the last..

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Grants

Awarded by The Department of Health, Housing and Community Services, Canberra, Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

The Department of Health, Housing and Community Services, Canberra, Australia funded this project through the General Practice Evaluation Program. All researchers are independent of these funders (GPEP No 859)