Comparison of three instruments for assessing ongoing intimate partner violence.

  title={Comparison of three instruments for assessing ongoing intimate partner violence.},
  author={Amy A. Ernst and Steven Weiss and Elaine Cham and Martina Marquez},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  volume={8 3},
BACKGROUND Active injury surveillance programs need to address 'ongoing' intimate partner violence (IPV). While the Abuse Assessment Screen (AAS) has been validated for 'present'(within a year) IPV it is not clear that it is valid for 'present' (ongoing) IPV. We have created an OAS (Ongoing Abuse Screen, OAS) by changing the AAS to specifically request information related to 'ongoing' IPV. The hypothesis of this study was that the OAS represents a construct that is different from either the… CONTINUE READING

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