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Instructional curriculum improves medical staff knowledge and efficacy for patients experiencing intimate partner violence.

Edwardsen EA, Dichter ME, Walsh P, Cerulli C. Instructional curriculum improves medical staff knowledge and efficacy for patients experiencing intimate partner violence. Military medicine. 2011 Nov 1; 176(11):1260-4.

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Abstract:

OBJECTIVES: This study assesses Veterans Affairs mental health providers' understanding of intimate partner violence (IPV) and the perception of patient benefit of routine inquiry and service referral. The impact of an instructional curriculum was also examined following an interactive training. METHODS: An evidence-based curriculum was offered to Veterans Affairs mental health providers. The curriculum utilized didactic methods, case scenarios, and resources regarding referrals and statutes regarding crimes related to violence and abuse. The participants completed pre- and post-training surveys to assess their perceptions about IPV and to evaluate the training. RESULTS: Seventy-three individuals completed the training. Fifty-four of the participants were female, and thirty-three were over the age of 45 years. Fifty-one individuals completed both surveys. There were no differences between participants' views of the seriousness of IPV in the community or their practices before or after the training. However, participants scored significantly higher on the knowledge and efficacy measures after the training (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Following an educational intervention, providers demonstrate more knowledge and efficacy regarding routine inquiry and referral for IPV. Barriers to universal implementation still warrant attention.





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