Implementation of an intimate partner violence screening program in a university health care clinic

J Am Coll Health

Objectives: To examine whether an intimate partner violence (IPV) screening program is related to a positive change in health care providers' knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy of IPV screening.

Participants: Eleven health care providers at a university health care clinic participated in the IPV screening program.

Methods: A one-group pretest-posttest design was used to examine whether an IPV screening program was related to a change in health care providers' knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy of IPV screening.

Results: Findings indicated that there was a significant difference (p < 000) between the posttest scores and the pretest scores on the Domestic Violence Healthcare Provider Survey Scale. Domain analysis of the scale revealed a significant difference in perceived self-efficacy (p = .001), system support (p = <.002), victim provider safety (p = .015), and beliefs of blaming victims (p = <.004). No statistical difference was found in professional role resistance/fear of offending (p = .158).

Conclusions: A university health care clinic IPV screening program was related to a positive change in health care providers' knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy of IPV screening.

McCarthy J, Bianchi A. Implementation of an intimate partner violence screening program in a university health care clinic. J Am Coll Health. 2019:1-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 30908149. DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2019.1577864.

Publication Year: 
2019
Resource Type: 
Peer Reviewed Research
Study Design: 
Pre-post without Comparison Group
Social Determinant of Health: 
Violence/Safety
Outcomes: 
Social Needs/ SDH
Provider Experience of Care
Screening Research: 
Yes