Asking patients about violence: a survey of 510 women attending social and health services in Trieste, Italy.

@article{Romito2002AskingPA,
  title={Asking patients about violence: a survey of 510 women attending social and health services in Trieste, Italy.},
  author={Patrizia Romito and Daniela Gerin},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={54 12},
  pages={1813-24}
}
Violence against women is frequent, and has serious consequences for their physical and mental health. Until now, a common response of health services and professionals to victims has been the denial of the violence. The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence of present and past violence among women attending social and health services in Trieste (Italy) for any reasons, and to evaluate the feasibility of asking them about violence. Five public health care facilities were involved… CONTINUE READING

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