Screening women for intimate partner violence in healthcare settings: abridged Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis
Lorna J O'Doherty, Angela Taft, Kelsey Hegarty, Jean Ramsay, Leslie L Davidson, Gene Feder
BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2014
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of screening for intimate partner violence conducted within healthcare settings to determine whether or not screening increases identification and referral to support agencies, improves women's wellbeing, decreases further violence, or causes harm. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of trials assessing effectiveness of screening. Study assessment, data abstraction, and quality assessment were conducted independently by two of the authors. Standardised estimations of the risk ratios and 95% confidence intervals were calculated. DATA SOURCES: Nine databases searched up to July 2012 (CENTRAL, Medline, Medline(R), Embase, DARE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, S..View full abstract
La Trobe University provided funding for work undertaken towards the original Cochrane Review; the university had no role in the research or its publication.