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Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults


This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for intimate partner violence and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.

Note: This is a partial update to the recommendations on screening for family violence.


Current Recommendations

Release Date: January 2013

  • The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen women of childbearing age for intimate partner violence, such as domestic violence, and provide or refer women who screen positive to intervention services.
    Grade: B Recommendation.
  • The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening all elderly or vulnerable adults (physically or mentally dysfunctional) for abuse and neglect.
    Grade: I Statement.

Supporting Documents

Supporting Document Related Items
Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 154 KB; PDF Help) Clinical Summary (PDF File, 33 KB; PDF Help)
Consumer Fact Sheet (PDF File, 67 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Report (PDF File, 185 KB; PDF Help) Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 1.1 MB; PDF Help)

Current as of January 2013


Internet Citation:

Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsipv.htm


 


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