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Trauma Violence Abuse. 2015 Jan;16(1):60-9. doi: 10.1177/1524838013515759. Epub 2013 Dec 15.

A comparison of the types of screening tool administration methods used for the detection of intimate partner violence: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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1
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
2
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada sprags@mcmaster.ca.
3
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA.
4
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is associated with significant health consequences for victims, including acute/chronic pain, depression, trauma, suicide, death, as well as physical, emotional, and mental harms for families and children. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the rate of IPV disclosure in adult women (>18 years of age) with the use of three different screening tool administration methods: computer-assisted self-administered screen, self-administered written screen, and face-to-face interview screen. A comprehensive literature search was conducted in the MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness, and the Cochrane library databases. We identified 746 potentially relevant articles; however, only 6 were randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and included for analysis. No significant differences were observed when women were screened in face-to-face interviews or with a self-administered written screen (Odds of disclosing: 1.02, 95% confidence interval [CI]: [0.77, 1.35]); however, a computer-assisted self-administered screen was found to increase the odds of IPV disclosure by 37% in comparison to a face-to-face interview screen (odds ratio: 0.63, 95% CI: [0.31, 1.30]). Disclosure of IPV was also 23% higher for computer-assisted self-administered screen in comparison to self-administered written screen (Odds of disclosure: 1.23, 95% CI: [0.0.92, 1.64]). The results of this review suggest that computer-assisted self-administered screens leads to higher rates of IPV disclosure in comparison to both face-to-face interview and self-administered written screens.

KEYWORDS:

intimate partner violence; meta-analysis; screening tools; systematic review

PMID:
24343478
DOI:
10.1177/1524838013515759
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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