Accuracy of 3 brief screening questions for detecting partner violence in the emergency department.

  title={Accuracy of 3 brief screening questions for detecting partner violence in the emergency department.},
  author={Kim M Feldhaus and Jane Koziol-McLain and H L Amsbury and Ilena M. Norton and Steven Lowenstein and John T. Abbott},
  volume={277 17},
OBJECTIVE To devise a brief screening instrument to detect partner violence and to partially validate this screen against established instruments. DESIGN Prospective survey. SETTING Two urban, hospital-based emergency departments. PARTICIPANTS Of 491 women presenting during 48 randomly selected 4-hour time blocks, 322 (76% of eligible patients) participated. Respondents had a median age of 36 years; 19% were black, 45% white, and 30% Hispanic, while 6% were of other racial or ethnic… CONTINUE READING
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