Is a Health Interview Survey an appropriate tool to assess domestic violence?

Last updated on 28-1-2022 by Sabine Drieskens

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Background: The aim of this study is to assess if a Health Interview Survey (HIS) targeting the general population is an appropriate tool to collect valid data on domestic violence. Studying item non-response on the question on domestic violence and its association with socio-demographic and health characteristics compared with victims of domestic violence can contribute to this.Methods: Cross-sectional data from the Belgian HIS 2013 were analysed. A question whether the perpetrator of a violent event was a member of the respondents’ household was embedded in a general topic on violence in …

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