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Table 3 Mean increase in screening by practice characteristic and intervention choice

From: A practice-centered intervention to increase screening for domestic violence in primary care practices

Practice Characteristics Number of practices Mean change in screening after intervention (SD)
Practice Type   
   Internal Medicine 4 13% (7%)
   Family Medicine 8 8% (7%)
   Obstetric/Gynecology 3 10% (11%)
   Academic 5 13% (6%)
   Community 10 8% (8%)
Number of providers at practice   
   1–3 3 7% (13%)
   4–10 6 6% (4%)
   11 or more 6 15% (5%)
Number of DVRPs attending initial training   
   1 2 9% (15%)
   2 13 10% (7%)
Number of DVRPs attending mid-project training   
   0 2 0% (2%)
   1 6 11% (4%)
   2 7 11% (9%)
Number of original DVRPs present in practice at end of study   
   0 5 11% (8%)
   1 4 7% (5%)
   2 6 10% (9%)
Screening questionnaire used   
   SAFE Questions [20] 7 9% (7%)
   Massachusetts Seminars Series on Domestic Violence [19] 4 11% (9%)
   Partner Violence Screen [21] 2 13% (9%)
   HITS [22] 2 5% (9%)
Person designated at practice to screen   
   Nurse Staff 4 1% (2%)
   Providers 9 12% (6%)
   Both 2 16% (8%)
Patients to be routinely screened   
   Women over age 18 4 10% (5%)
   All women 4 12% (10%)
   Men and Women over age 18 5 9% (8%)
   All patients 2 6% (10%)
Frequency of screening   
   Once a year 12 10% (7%)
   At every visit 3 10% (10%)
Baseline screening rate   
   <8% 3 4% (3%)
   8–10% 4 11% (7%)
   11–19% 4 11% (10%)
   >20% 4 11% (9%)