Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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