What happens when health care providers ask about intimate partner violence? A description of consequences from the perspectives of female survivors.

@article{Chang2003WhatHW,
  title={What happens when health care providers ask about intimate partner violence? A description of consequences from the perspectives of female survivors.},
  author={Judy Chia-Chi Chang and Michele R. Decker and Kathryn E Beth Moracco and Sandra L Martin and R. G. Petersen and Pamela York Frasier},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Women's Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={76-81}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe positive and negative consequences of health care screening for intimate partner violence from the perspectives of female survivors. METHOD We conducted 7 semistructured focus group interviews with 41 women in battered women's shelters or intimate partner violence support groups. RESULTS Positive consequences of screening included: recognizing that the violence was a problem, decreased isolation, and feeling that the medical provider cared. Negative consequences… CONTINUE READING

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