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Article: Should we routinely screen pregnant women for domestic violence in Hong Kong

TitleShould we routinely screen pregnant women for domestic violence in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2002
PublisherObstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Hong Kong.
Citation
Hong Kong Journal of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Midwifery, 2002, v. 2 n. 2, p. 96-100 How to Cite?
AbstractDomestic violence is well recognized as an important health problem. We have shown in a local study using the Abuse Assessment Screen that 17.9% of our antenatal patients had a history of abuse. The nature of the abuse was mainly in the form of threats of abuse. The pregnancy out-come in the abused women did not differ significantly from that of the non-abused women. However, the abused women had significantly higher scores than non-abused women when assessed in the postpartum period with the Stein s Daily Scoring System which measures puerperal blues and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. There is as yet no randomized trial confirming the benefit of intervention strategies in the management of the abused women. The cost-effectiveness of screening programme is also uncertain. Therefore, while more studies on this are warranted, it is premature now to introduce a screening programme for domestic violence in our pregnant population.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87246
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, WCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTiwari, AFYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, TWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, PCen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:27:13Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:27:13Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Journal of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Midwifery, 2002, v. 2 n. 2, p. 96-100en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1608-9367en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87246-
dc.description.abstractDomestic violence is well recognized as an important health problem. We have shown in a local study using the Abuse Assessment Screen that 17.9% of our antenatal patients had a history of abuse. The nature of the abuse was mainly in the form of threats of abuse. The pregnancy out-come in the abused women did not differ significantly from that of the non-abused women. However, the abused women had significantly higher scores than non-abused women when assessed in the postpartum period with the Stein s Daily Scoring System which measures puerperal blues and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. There is as yet no randomized trial confirming the benefit of intervention strategies in the management of the abused women. The cost-effectiveness of screening programme is also uncertain. Therefore, while more studies on this are warranted, it is premature now to introduce a screening programme for domestic violence in our pregnant population.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherObstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Hong Kong.en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Journal of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Midwiferyen_HK
dc.titleShould we routinely screen pregnant women for domestic violence in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1608-9367&volume=2&issue=2&spage=96&epage=100&date=2002&atitle=Should+we+routinely+screen+pregnant+women+for+domestic+violence+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLeung, WC: leungwc65@hotmail.comen_HK
dc.identifier.emailTiwari, AFY: afytiwar@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLeung, TW: Twleung1@graduate.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, PC: pcho@hkusub.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityTiwari, AFY=rp00441en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityHo, PC=rp00325en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros80331en_HK

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