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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To date, screening tools for domestic violence have been validated only for use with female patients. A four-item HITS (Hurt-Insult-Threaten-Scream) screening tool is one of those instruments. The purpose of the current research was to validate the HITS screening tool in a population of male patients. METHODS In Phase I of the(More)
Practice Guidelines are intended to assist physicians and other health care providers in clinical decision-making by describing generally acceptable approaches for the diagnosis, management, or prevention of specific diseases or conditions. These guidelines should not be considered inclusive of all proper methods of care or exclusive of other methods of(More)
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