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Risk for reassault in abusive female same-sex relationships.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18445801     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: We revised the Danger Assessment to predict reassault in abusive female same-sex relationships.
METHODS: We used focus groups and interviews to evaluate the assessment tool and identify new risk factors and telephone interviews at baseline and at 1-month follow-up to evaluate the revised assessment.
RESULTS: The new assessment tool comprised 8 original and 10 new items. Predictors included increase in physical violence (relative risk ratio [RRR]=1.95; 95% confidence interval [CI]=0.84, 4.54), constant jealousy or possessiveness of abuser (RRR = 4.07; 95% CI = 0.61, 27.00), cohabitation (RRR = 1.96; 95% CI = 0.54, 7.12), threats or use of gun by abuser (RRR=1.93; 95% CI=0.79, 4.75), alcoholism or problem drinking of abuser (RRR=1.47; 95% CI=0.79, 2.71), illegal drug use or abuse of prescription medications by abuser (RRR = 1.33; 95% CI = 0.72, 2.46), stalking by abuser (RRR=1.39; 95% CI=0.70, 2.76), failure of individuals to take victim seriously when she sought help (RRR=1.66; 95% CI=0.90, 3.05), victim's fear of reinforcing negative stereotypes (RRR=1.42; 95% CI=0.73, 2.77), and secrecy of abuse (RRR=1.72; 95% CI=0.74, 3.99). Both unweighted (P < .005) and weighted (P < .004) versions of the revised assessment were significant predictors of reassault.
CONCLUSIONS: The revised Danger Assessment accurately assesses risk of re-assault in abusive female relationships.
Nancy Glass; Nancy Perrin; Ginger Hanson; Tina Bloom; Emily Gardner; Jacquelyn C Campbell
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.     Date:  2008-04-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  98     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-13     Completed Date:  2008-06-16     Revised Date:  2013-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1021-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 525 N Wolfe St, Rm 439, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Battered Women / psychology*
Focus Groups
Homosexuality, Female*
Interviews as Topic
Predictive Value of Tests
Grant Support
R49 CE000232-01/CE/NCIPC CDC HHS

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