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CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NCN.0000270040.14541.37
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Postpartum Women's Evaluations of an Audio/Video Computer-Assisted Perinatal Violence Screen

RENKER, PAULA RINARD PhD, RNC; TONKIN, PEGGY PhD

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Abstract

For universal screening to become a reality, research must first validate the effectiveness and acceptability of violence screening. This study describes postpartum women's perceptions of an anonymous computer-assisted self-interview for perinatal violence screening. A sample of 519 postpartum women completed interviews that included audio and video enhancements. Post-response evaluations were positive with most women, indicating that they preferred computer interviews to face-to-face or written abuse screening. In addition, participants indicated that the computer format and associated anonymity positively influenced their willingness to answer the violence questions truthfully. Computer interviews offer an alternative approach to violence screening that may help women who are hesitant to disclose abuse directly to their healthcare providers.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

 

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