Computer-assisted Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in Family Practice
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This study tested the effectiveness of computer-assisted screening for identifying patients at risk of intimate partner violence (IPV) in a Canadian family practice. It was hypothesized that the use of computer-assisted screening among female patients would lead to higher rates of IPV discussion-opportunity and IPV detection during medical consultations, compared to patients receiving standard medical care.
Condition or disease
Screening for Partner Violence
Device: Interactive computer based health-risk survey before doctor's visit
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
at least 18 years of age
visiting one of the participant physicians
in a current or recent intimate relationship during the last 12 months
having the ability to speak and read English and give consent
visiting a provider other than the regular family physician
previously approached for the study
had a dual appointment (herself and accompanied dependent)