Abuse behavior inventory: cutpoint, validity, and characterization of discrepancies.

@article{Zink2007AbuseBI,
  title={Abuse behavior inventory: cutpoint, validity, and characterization of discrepancies.},
  author={Therese M Zink and Lisa Klesges and Linda L Levin and Frank Putnam},
  journal={Journal of interpersonal violence},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={921-31}
}
This study determines a clinical cutting score for the 29-item Abuse Behavior Inventory (ABI) developed by Shepard and Campbell (1992) to measure both physical and psychological abuse experiences. The authors report on a sample of 392 White and African American women from primary care waiting rooms, who completed the ABI and the revised Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS2). An ABI cutoff score of 10 maximizes validity and produces a sensitivity of 77% and a specificity of 81% compared to the CTS2… CONTINUE READING

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