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)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

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.

Additional Information

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