Changing the health care response to battered women: a health education approach.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Paige Hall Smith, Associate Professor and Director of The Center for Women's Health and Wellness (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Numerous factors are thought to prevent the successful implementation of domestic intervention protocols and programs that are designed to encourage physicians arid -purses to identify and appropriately treat battered women. Using the PRECEDE-PROCEED model of behavior change as a guide, this study investigated baseline factors associated with clinician screening behaviors prior to its implementation, Perceived competence, a composite measure of self efficacy around specific clinically relevant behaviors, emerged as the primary predictor of ail behaviors- En addition, belief that clinicians should screen all women as part of .a routine :r story or physical examination emerged as a predictor for routine screening.

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Family and Community Health, 20(4): 1-18
Language: English
Date: 1998
Battered women, Domestic violence, Enabling factors, Perceived competence, PRECEDE PROECED model, Predisposing factors, Reinforcing factors