Brief assessment of (in)direct questions on domestic/partner violence in the Belgian HIS 2013-2018

Last updated on 28-1-2022 by Sabine Drieskens

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Background Domestic and partner violence have considerable physical and mental consequences for the victims. The Belgian Health Interview Survey (HIS) 2013 previously evaluated a combination of two (indirect) related questions as an appropriate tool to assess domestic and partner violence in the general population. A more direct approach in the HIS 2018 will be compared with the HIS 2013 deduction method. Methods The HIS is a cross-sectional survey in a representative population sample. The more sensitive subjects like domestic and partner violence are part of the self-administered…

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