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Achieving continuous improvement in routine questioning about domestic violence with an embedded advocacy service.
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PMID:  20701499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Domestic violence (DV) is a common but underreported cause of morbidity in pregnant women. A retrospective review of maternity notes of 103 women who delivered October-November 2007, followed by prospective review of records after feedback intervention of 168 pregnant women who had nuchal a scan in February 2008 was undertaken. The aim was to determine: (1) the proportion of women who were asked abuse questions at any time during pregnancy and postnatally; (2) the prevalence of disclosed domestic violence; (3) the sociodemographic predictors of a pregnant woman being asked about DV; (4) if feedback is associated with improved routine questioning. Routine enquiry about DV in pregnancy significantly increased from 53% in 2007 to 66% in 2008 (p < 0.05). Current DV was disclosed by 3.6% of women in both surveys. Domestic violence is common in pregnancy. After implementation of training and an embedded DV advocacy service, routine enquiry demonstrated significant increase over time.
R Onifade; I Von Rege; S Mumford; S Bewley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-12     Completed Date:  2011-01-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  550-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George's Hospital, Tooting, London.
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MeSH Terms
Domestic Violence / statistics & numerical data*
Mass Screening*
Retrospective Studies

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