Danielle Dunne

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BACKGROUND Intimate partner abuse is common in all societies and damages the health of survivors and their children in the short and long term. Advocacy may decrease the impact of this abuse on women's health. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of advocacy interventions conducted within or outside of health care settings on women who have experienced(More)
BACKGROUND Most clinicians have no training about domestic violence, fail to identify patients experiencing abuse, and are uncertain about management after disclosure. We tested the effectiveness of a programme of training and support in primary health-care practices to increase identification of women experiencing domestic violence and their referral to(More)
BACKGROUND Domestic violence affects one in four women and has significant health consequences. Women experiencing abuse identify doctors and other health professionals as potential sources of support. Primary care clinicians agree that domestic violence is a healthcare issue but have been reluctant to ask women if they are experiencing abuse. AIM To(More)
BACKGROUND Domestic violence, which may be psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional, is a major public health problem due to the long-term health consequences for women who have experienced it and for their children who witness it. In populations of women attending general practice, the prevalence of physical or sexual abuse in the past year(More)
In a prospective study of patients admitted to a general hospital, 43 patients with stroke were identified accounting for 3.9% of all medical admissions over a six month period. Of these, 23.2% died in hospital, whilst 46.5% were discharged to the community, and 30.3% to institutional care after a mean length of stay in hospital of 24.5 and 34 days(More)
INTRODUCTION Sleep disorders may affect 20-30% of young children, and include excessive daytime sleepiness, problems getting to sleep (dysomnias), or undesirable phenomena during sleep (parasomnias), such as sleep terrors, and sleepwalking. Children with physical or learning disabilities are at increased risk of sleep disorders. METHODS AND OUTCOMES We(More)
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