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Article: Characteristics of Family Violence Victims Presenting to Emergency Departments in Hong Kong

TitleCharacteristics of Family Violence Victims Presenting to Emergency Departments in Hong Kong
Authors
Keywordschild abuse and neglect
elder abuse
emergency departments
family violence
intimate partner violence
Issue Date2013
PublisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jemermed
Citation
Journal Of Emergency Medicine, 2013, v. 44 n. 1, p. 249-258 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: The Emergency Department (ED) has been shown to be a valuable location to screen for family violence. Study Objective: To investigate the characteristics of family violence victims presenting to EDs in a Chinese population in Hong Kong. Methods: This study examined a retrospective cohort of patients presenting to the Accident and Emergency Departments of three regional hospitals in the Kwai Tsing district of Hong Kong for evaluation and management of physical injuries related to family violence during the period of January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2008. Results: A total of 15,797 patients were assessed. The sample comprised cases of intimate partner violence (IPV; n = 10,839), child abuse and neglect (CAN; n = 3491), and elder abuse (EA; n = 1467). Gender differences were found in patterns of ED utilization among the patients. The rates of readmission were 12.9% for IPV, 12.8% for CAN, and 8.9% for EA. Logistic regression showed that being male, being discharged against medical advice, and arriving at the hospital via ambulance were the common factors associated with readmission to the EDs for patients victimized by IPV and CAN. Conclusion: This study investigates the victim profile of a large cohort of a Chinese population, providing a unique data set not previously released in this cultural or medical system. The findings give insights to early identification of victims of family violence in the EDs and suggest that screening techniques focused on multiple forms of family violence would improve identification of violence cases. Multidisciplinary collaboration between health, legal, and social service professionals is also warranted to meet the various needs of victims and to reduce hospital readmissions. © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157712
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.048
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.511
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dc.contributor.authorChan, KLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChoi, AWMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFong, DYTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, CBen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorIp, Pen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:54:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:54:08Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Emergency Medicine, 2013, v. 44 n. 1, p. 249-258en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0736-4679en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157712-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The Emergency Department (ED) has been shown to be a valuable location to screen for family violence. Study Objective: To investigate the characteristics of family violence victims presenting to EDs in a Chinese population in Hong Kong. Methods: This study examined a retrospective cohort of patients presenting to the Accident and Emergency Departments of three regional hospitals in the Kwai Tsing district of Hong Kong for evaluation and management of physical injuries related to family violence during the period of January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2008. Results: A total of 15,797 patients were assessed. The sample comprised cases of intimate partner violence (IPV; n = 10,839), child abuse and neglect (CAN; n = 3491), and elder abuse (EA; n = 1467). Gender differences were found in patterns of ED utilization among the patients. The rates of readmission were 12.9% for IPV, 12.8% for CAN, and 8.9% for EA. Logistic regression showed that being male, being discharged against medical advice, and arriving at the hospital via ambulance were the common factors associated with readmission to the EDs for patients victimized by IPV and CAN. Conclusion: This study investigates the victim profile of a large cohort of a Chinese population, providing a unique data set not previously released in this cultural or medical system. The findings give insights to early identification of victims of family violence in the EDs and suggest that screening techniques focused on multiple forms of family violence would improve identification of violence cases. Multidisciplinary collaboration between health, legal, and social service professionals is also warranted to meet the various needs of victims and to reduce hospital readmissions. © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jemermeden_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Emergency Medicineen_HK
dc.subjectchild abuse and neglecten_HK
dc.subjectelder abuseen_HK
dc.subjectemergency departmentsen_HK
dc.subjectfamily violenceen_HK
dc.subjectintimate partner violenceen_HK
dc.titleCharacteristics of Family Violence Victims Presenting to Emergency Departments in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, KL: eklchan@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailAnna Choi, WM: annawmc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailFong, DYT: dytfong@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailIp, P: patricip@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.01.061en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLeung, M=55202734700en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridIp, P=7003622681en_HK
dc.identifier.citeulike11019163-

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