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Article: A comparison of the prevalence of domestic violence between patients seeking termination of pregnancy and other general gynecology patients

TitleA comparison of the prevalence of domestic violence between patients seeking termination of pregnancy and other general gynecology patients
Authors
KeywordsDomestic violence
Termination of pregnancy
Issue Date2002
PublisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijgo
Citation
International Journal Of Gynecology And Obstetrics, 2002, v. 77 n. 1, p. 47-54 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: (1) To determine and compare the prevalence of domestic violence among abortion-seeking patients with other general gynecology patients; (2) to see if a follow-up interview 6 weeks after abortion can improve the abuse disclosure rate; (3) to see if the abused victims accept direct referral to their gynecologists/social workers for help. Methods: This is a prospective questionnaire survey in a university teaching hospital on patients seeking abortion and an approximately equal number of other general gynecology patients. Participants were interviewed by a designated project nurse in a private setting, using a structured questionnaire (Modified Abuse Assessment Screen Questionnaire) to assess the past and recent history of abuse. The interview was repeated 6 weeks after the abortion for the abortion-seeking group. Results: Five hundred and one participants were interviewed, including 245 seeking abortion (TOP group) and 256 other general gynecology patients (non-TOP group). The lifetime prevalence of abuse in the TOP group (27.3%) was significantly higher than the non-TOP group (8.2%) (P<0.001). Repeating the interview 6 weeks after the abortion did not increase the disclosure rate. Most abused victims were unwilling to disclose their information of abuse to their gynecologists or social workers at the time of interview. Conclusions: Domestic violence is a significant problem among the gynecology patients, particularly those seeking abortion. A single interview prior to abortion is adequately effective for screening. However, the most effective and acceptable way of helping these victims needs to be explored further. Copyright © 2002 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87130
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.674
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.544
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, TWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, WCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, PLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, PCen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:25:43Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:25:43Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Gynecology And Obstetrics, 2002, v. 77 n. 1, p. 47-54en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0020-7292en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87130-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: (1) To determine and compare the prevalence of domestic violence among abortion-seeking patients with other general gynecology patients; (2) to see if a follow-up interview 6 weeks after abortion can improve the abuse disclosure rate; (3) to see if the abused victims accept direct referral to their gynecologists/social workers for help. Methods: This is a prospective questionnaire survey in a university teaching hospital on patients seeking abortion and an approximately equal number of other general gynecology patients. Participants were interviewed by a designated project nurse in a private setting, using a structured questionnaire (Modified Abuse Assessment Screen Questionnaire) to assess the past and recent history of abuse. The interview was repeated 6 weeks after the abortion for the abortion-seeking group. Results: Five hundred and one participants were interviewed, including 245 seeking abortion (TOP group) and 256 other general gynecology patients (non-TOP group). The lifetime prevalence of abuse in the TOP group (27.3%) was significantly higher than the non-TOP group (8.2%) (P<0.001). Repeating the interview 6 weeks after the abortion did not increase the disclosure rate. Most abused victims were unwilling to disclose their information of abuse to their gynecologists or social workers at the time of interview. Conclusions: Domestic violence is a significant problem among the gynecology patients, particularly those seeking abortion. A single interview prior to abortion is adequately effective for screening. However, the most effective and acceptable way of helping these victims needs to be explored further. Copyright © 2002 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijgoen_HK
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dc.rightsInternational Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. Copyright © Elsevier Ireland Ltd.en_HK
dc.subjectDomestic violenceen_HK
dc.subjectTermination of pregnancyen_HK
dc.titleA comparison of the prevalence of domestic violence between patients seeking termination of pregnancy and other general gynecology patientsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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