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Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults: Screening

Release Date: October 2018

Recommendation Summary

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Women of reproductive age

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for intimate partner violence (IPV) in women of reproductive age and provide or refer women who screen positive to ongoing support services.

 

See the Clinical Considerations section for more information on effective ongoing support services for IPV and for information on IPV in men.

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Older or vulnerable adults

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for abuse and neglect in all older or vulnerable adults.

 

See the Clinical Considerations section for suggestions for practice regarding the I statement.

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To read the recommendation statement in JAMA, select here.

To read the evidence summary in JAMA, select here.

Related Information for Health Professionals

There is no related information for health professionals.

Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: October 2018

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults: Screening . U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. October 2018.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/intimate-partner-violence-and-abuse-of-elderly-and-vulnerable-adults-screening1

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