Using indirect questions to detect intimate partner violence: the SAFE-T questionnaire.

@article{Fulfer2007UsingIQ,
  title={Using indirect questions to detect intimate partner violence: the SAFE-T questionnaire.},
  author={Jamie L Fulfer and Jillian J Tyler and Natalie J S Choi and Jill A Young and Steven J. Verhulst and Regina A. Kovach and J. Kevin Dorsey},
  journal={Journal of interpersonal violence},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={238-49}
}
A screening instrument for detecting intimate partner violence (IPV) was developed using indirect questions. The authors identified 5 of 18 items studied that clearly distinguished victims of IPV from a random group of health conference attendees with a sensitivity of 85% and a specificity of 87%. This 5-item instrument (SAFE-T) was then tested on 435 women presenting to three emergency departments and the results compared to a direct question regarding current abuse. The SAFE-T questions… CONTINUE READING

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