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  1. Need for law enforcement in cases of intimate partner violence in a university ED.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    ACEP Research Forum. , 1996/02/25.

    The purpose of this study was to quantify the proportion of men and women seen in a university emergency department (ED) for treatment of injuries resulting from intimate partner violence (IPV) that require reports to law enforcement authorities.

    A total of 1,516 adult ED patients were asked to complete a written survey instrument ; 1,003 patients (66.2%) completed the survey.

    Two percent of patients reported they presented to the ED for treatment of injuries resulting from IPV.

    Three percent reported IPV within the last year, and 10% reported that they had ever been physically abused by a partner.

    Six percent of respondents reported that they had ever been threatened with a gun or knife by a partner, 2% within the past year.

    Only the lifetime prevalence of IPV was significantly greater among female patients, 15% versus 6% (P<. 001).

    Approximately 2% of our ED patients require law enforcement intervention for IPV.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Service urgence, Centre hospitalier universitaire, Dommage corporel, Abus sexuel, Conjoint, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Intervention, Police, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Législation, Adulte, Homme, Mâle, Femelle, Victimologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Emergency department, Teaching hospital, Physical injury, Sexual abuse, Spouse, California, United States, North America, America, Operation, Police, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Legislation, Adult, Human, Male, Female, Victimology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0124143

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 22/06/1998.