men with exposure to parental violence or who have experienced physical abuse during childhood
preteen alcohol use
exposure to political violence
Screening questions and resources
Start with generalized statement, such as “many people experience problems at home or in their relationships that can affect their health, so I have started to ask all my patients about any issues at home.”
Have you been hit, kicked, punched, or otherwise hurt by an intimate partner within the past year, and if so, by whom?
Do you feel safe in your current relationship?
Is someone from a previous relationship making you feel unsafe now?
Is anyone forcing you to do something sexual that you do not want to do?
Is anyone in the community following or harassing you?
history of violence
Have you ever been in a relationship in which you were frightened or hurt by your partner?
Did anyone ever physically hurt you, force you to do something sexual, or hurt you psychologically (such as telling you that you were worthless or unwanted) when you were a child?
As an adult, have you ever been physically hurt or forced to do something sexual you did not want to do?
aggressive behavior in partner such as
exhibiting controlling behavior
anger with patient or children
canceling appointments for patient or insisting on being present during appointments with patient
screening questionnaires include
Hurt, Insult, Threaten, and Scream (HITS)
Woman Abuse Screening Tool (WAST) and WAST-short form (WAST-SF)