Archived: Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults: Screening
Original Release Date: January 2013
This version of this topic is currently archived and inactive. It should be used for historical purposes only.
Archived: Recommendation Summary
Summary of Recommendations and Evidence
|Women of Childbearing Age|
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen women of childbearing age for intimate partner violence (IPV), such as domestic violence, and provide or refer women who screen positive to intervention services.
Go to Clinical Considerations or more information on effective interventions.
|Elderly or Vulnerable Adults|
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.
Go to Clinical Considerations for suggestions for practice regarding the I statement.
Archived: Related Information for Consumers
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.