Screening women for intimate partner violence in healthcare settings
Angela Taft, Lorna O'Doherty, Kelsey Hegarty, Jean Ramsay, Leslie Davidson, Gene Feder
COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2013
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) damages individuals, their children, communities, and the wider economic and social fabric of society. Some governments and professional organisations recommend screening all women for intimate partner violence rather than asking only women with symptoms (case-finding); however, what is the evidence that screening interventions will increase identification, and referral to support agencies, or improve women's subsequent wellbeing and not cause harm? OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of screening for intimate partner violence conducted within healthcare settings for identification, referral to support agencies and health outcomes for women. SE..View full abstract
Awarded by National Institute for Health Research
External sourcesLa Trobe University, Australia.