Title

Effect of an in-clinic IPV advocate intervention to increase help seeking, reduce violence, and improve well-being

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1177/1077801212437908

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