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).
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Violence Against Women|
|State||Published - Jan 2012|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was funded by a cooperative agreement with CDC #US4CCU419014.
- health care
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Sociology and Political Science