Screening for abuse in Spanish-speaking women.

  title={Screening for abuse in Spanish-speaking women.},
  author={Colleen T Fogarty and Judith Belle Brown},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice},
  volume={15 2},
BACKGROUND Domestic violence is a major personal and public health concern affecting women of all walks of life. Physicians have reported the need for screening instruments to help recognize abuse; several have been validated in English. No screening tools thus far have been validated in other languages. METHODS We translated a previously validated tool, the Woman Abuse Screening Tool (WAST), into Spanish. To assess for validity, we compared responses of Spanish-speaking abused and nonabused… CONTINUE READING


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