Effect of an In-Clinic Ipv Advocate Intervention to Increase Help Seeking, Reduce Violence, and Improve Well-Being
This quasi-experimental study investigated the efficacy of clinic-based advocacy for intimate partner violence (IPV) to increase help seeking, reduce violence, and improve women's well-being. Eligible and consenting women attending one of six selected clinics in the rural Southern United States were assessed for IPV. Consenting women disclosing IPV were offered either an in-clinic advocate intervention or usual care, depending on the clinic they attended and were followed for up to 24 months. Over follow-up time both IPV scores and depressive symptoms trended toward greater decline among women in the advocate intervention clinics relative to the usual care (business card referral only). © The Author(s) 2012.
& Flerx, V.
(2012). Effect of an In-Clinic Ipv Advocate Intervention to Increase Help Seeking, Reduce Violence, and Improve Well-Being. Violence Against Women, 18 (1), 118-131.