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Screening is 'not effective' in the fight against domestic violence

13 May 2014

No evidence to support screening for domestic violence, according to new paper published in the BMJ (13th May)

A press release on the University of Bristol website today highlights the work of CAPC Professor Gene Feder and the team involved in domestic violence research.

The study team, from the Universities of Bristol, Melbourne, La Trobe, COlumbia and Queen Mary in London reviewed all randomised trials globally that assessed the effectiveness of intimate partner violence screening in primary care, antenatal care and emergency medicine departments. Results of the meta analysis offered no evidence that screening increased referrals to domestic violence support services, nor reduced violence or improved quality of life and other outcomes for domestic violence survivors.

Read the full press release here and read the published paper in full here.

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