Gert-Jan Prosman

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OBJECTIVE We aimed to gain insight into the process of help seeking of abused women visiting their family physician (FP). SETTING Family practice in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. METHOD We used a qualitative method with interviews in a sample of 14 abused women, identified in an earlier cross-sectional survey with the Composite Abuse Scale (CAS) and the(More)
BACKGROUND Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is a major health problem and negatively affects the victim's mental and physical health. Evidence-based interventions in family practice are scarce. OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate a low threshold home-visiting intervention for abused women provided by trained mentor mothers in family practice. The(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies observed an association between intimate partner violence (IPV) and increased health problems. Early detection of IPV by general practitioners (GPs) is required to prevent further harm and provide appropriate support. In general practice, a limited number of studies are available on healthcare utilization of abused women. (More)
BACKGROUND Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is a major, global societal problem with enormous health consequences both for mother and child. Home visiting interventions in families at risk of abuse seem promising in decreasing IPV. In this systematic review, we aim to assess the effectiveness of home visiting in reducing IPV experienced by(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate which factors make a mentor mother support programme for abused women successful. METHOD We used semi-structured interviews with abused women and focus group discussions with the mentor mothers to evaluate their experiences and needs within a mentor support programme (MeMoSA). Fourteen abused women were interviewed 6(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) of women (aged >18 years) attending general practice and to assess the association between IPV and depression. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted within 15 general practices across Rotterdam. The study population was all women older than 18 years of age attending general(More)
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