Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults: An Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

About the Course:

Intimate partner violence (IPV) refers to physical violence, sexual violence, psychological aggression (including coercive tactics, such as limiting access to money), or stalking by a person with whom one has a close personal relationship (e.g., former romantic relationship, spouse. While estimates of IPV prevalence varies for a variety of reasons, it’s been estimated that the lifetime prevalence (based on data from 2015) among women is 36.4% and 33.4% among men. Understandably, much has been done to help prevent and treat IPV. This study provides meta-analysis of 30 studies examining the screening and/or treatment of adult abuse victimization, and is based on research conducted by the RTI International–University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) under contract to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Publication Date:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Report No.: 18-05240-EF-1 2018


Cynthia Feltner, MD, MPH
Ina Wallace, PhD
Nancy Berkman, PhD
Christine Kistler, MD
Jennifer Cook Middleton, PhD
Collen Barclay, MPH
Laura Higginbotham, MD
Joshua T. Green, BA
Daniel E. Jonas, MD, MPH

Recommended For:

Counselors, emergency room staff, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers who work with older populations. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of intimate partner violence (IPV).

  2. Identify risk factors associated with IPV.

  3. Describe key literature findings regarding the potential benefits and harms of IPV screening.

  4. Discuss the various categories of IPV.

  5. Identify current recommendations from other organizations regarding screening for IPV.

  6. Identify IPV screening instruments.

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Course Number: 102321
Credit Hours: 4cr
Exam Fee: $27.88
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