Selecting outcomes for intimate partner violence intervention trials: Overview and recommendations

Lorna O'Doherty, H. MacMillan, G. Feder, A. Taft, A. Taket, K. Hegarty

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    Abstract

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is endemic in societies around the world and detrimental to women's wellbeing. Abused women are frequent users of health services. Despite the recent World Health Organization guidelines on IPV and sexual violence, we need more evidence on effective responses to women in health care settings. Developing robust evidence with potential to inform policy and clinical practice requires greater clarity and consistency across studies in the selection and use of outcomes to evaluate interventions. Drawing on systematic reviews and individual trials aimed at reducing abuse and improving women's health, we discuss critical issues in respect of outcomes. We discuss primary, secondary, intermediate and proxy outcomes and measures used to evaluate interventions for women who experience IPV. We offer recommendations about which outcomes to assess and approaches to doing so within the context of trials in health care settings. Publisher statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in . Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Aggression and Violent Behavior [Vol 19, Issue 6, (2014)] DOI: 10.1016/j.avb.2014.09.010.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)663–672
    JournalAggression and Violent Behavior
    Volume19
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in <Journal title>. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Aggression and Violent Behavior [Vol 19, Issue 6, (2014)] DOI: 10.1016/j.avb.2014.09.010.

    Keywords

    • Intimate partner violence
    • Trials
    • Outcomes
    • Evaluation
    • Measurement

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