Are We Asking? Nurse Practitioners’ Interpersonal Violence Screening Practices
Date of Original Version
This cross-sectional study examined nurse practitioners’ (NPs’) intimate partner and sexual violence screening behaviors and identified associated factors. A survey invitation was mailed to 1000 primary care NPs, and the final sample included 170 NPs. The mean rate of violence screening was 18.9%. Of NPs who responded, 56% reported screening “almost none” of the female patients for violence during the past 3 months. Main concerns included time required to screen (32.3%) and disruption to clinic operations (18.3%). Nearly 80% of the NPs reported a need for additional training as a barrier to intimate partner and sexual violence screening.
Journal for Nurse Practitioners
Sutherland, Melissa A., M. K. Hutchinson, Heidi C. Fantasia, Bing Si, and Lan Jiang. "Are We Asking? Nurse Practitioners’ Interpersonal Violence Screening Practices." Journal for Nurse Practitioners 16, 9 (2020): 683-688. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2020.07.023.