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ERIC Number: EJ899698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Computerized Aid Improves Safety Decision Process for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Glass, Nancy; Eden, Karen B.; Bloom, Tina; Perrin, Nancy
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v25 n11 p1947-1964 Nov 2010
A computerized safety decision aid was developed and tested with Spanish or English-speaking abused women in shelters or domestic violence (DV) support groups (n = 90). The decision aid provides feedback about risk for lethal violence, options for safety, assistance with setting priorities for safety, and a safety plan personalized to the user. Women reported that the decision aid was useful and provided much-needed privacy for making safety decisions. The majority (69%) reported severe to extreme danger in their relationship as scored by Danger Assessment (DA); only 60% reported having made a safety plan. After using the safety decision aid, the women felt more supported in their decision (p = 0.012) and had less total decisional conflict (p = 0.014). The study demonstrated that a computerized safety decision aid improved the safety planning process, as demonstrated by reduced decisional conflict after only one use in a sample of abused women. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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