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Title: Evaluation of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Screening by Primary Care Practitioners Final Report
Author(s): Wanda Filer M.D.; Valerie Campbell R.N.; Sally Cavanaugh Ph.D.
Date Published: January 2004
Page Count: 51
Sponsoring Agency: Pennsylvania Cmssn on Crime and Delinquency
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1167
Grant Number: 2001-DS-19-11587
Sale Source: Pennsylvania Cmssn on Crime and Delinquency
P. O. Box 1167
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1167
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Findings are provided from an evaluative study on the rates of domestic violence and sexual assault screening by primary care practitioners in Pennsylvania, before and after the introduction of a clinical practice guideline and related educational interventions.
Abstract: The overall study findings revealed 810 of 2,293 (35 percent) of patient records had domestic violence screening documented, and 65 of 2,289 (3 percent) of patient records had sexual assault screening documented. In those that were documented, 1 in 12 patients overall had positive findings. The rates of domestic violence and sexual assault screening documentation did not significantly differ by study time interval; however, documentation rates did significantly differ by type of patient visit. New patient visits had a significantly higher documentation rate for domestic violence. However, positive finding rates for domestic violence were significantly lower for new patients as compared to depression and contusion. In summary, documentation of routine domestic violence screening is variable across primary care practice sites and by type of patient visit. Utilizing records of patients at 10 suburban primary care practices in central Pennsylvania, an evaluative study was conducted to evaluate current primary care practice in screening patients for domestic violence and sexual assault, and the potential effectiveness of educational interventions on screening rates. Figures, tables, references and appendices I-V
Main Term(s): Medical evaluation
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Pennsylvania; Sexual assault; Sexual assault victims; Victim medical assistance
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