The prevalence of intimate partner violence across orthopaedic fracture clinics in Ontario.

@article{Bhandari2011ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of intimate partner violence across orthopaedic fracture clinics in Ontario.},
  author={Mohit Bhandari and Sheila Sprague and Sonia Dosanjh and Bradley A Petrisor and Sarah J Resendes and Kim Madden and Emil H. Schemitsch},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2011},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={
          132-41
        }
}
BACKGROUND from 1999 to 2004, an estimated 653,000 women in Canada were either physically or sexually abused by their current or previous intimate partners. We aimed to determine the proportion of women presenting to orthopaedic fracture clinics for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries who had experienced intimate partner violence, defined as physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, within the past twelve months. METHODS we completed a cross-sectional study of 282 injured women attending… CONTINUE READING
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