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Assessing intimate partner violence in incarcerated women
Journal of forensic nursing
  • M. J. Eliason
  • Janette Y. Taylor, University of Iowa
  • S. Arndt
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Peer Reviewed
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NLM Title Abbreviation
J Forensic Nurs
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DOI of Published Version

The purpose of this study to assess the psychometric qualities of a screening instrument for intimate partner violence, the Index of Spouse Abuse (ISA), for use with incarcerated women. Principal components factor analysis was conducted on data collected from 149 incarcerated women. The ISA demonstrated excellent internal consistency with this population and appears to be a psychometrically sound instrument that can be given in a short period of time.

  • Adult,
  • Battered Women/psychology,
  • Female,
  • Humans,
  • Interpersonal Relations,
  • Mass Screening/instrumentation,
  • Middle Aged,
  • Predictive Value of Tests,
  • Prisoners/psychology,
  • Psychometrics/instrumentation/standards,
  • Questionnaires/standards,
  • Spouse Abuse/diagnosis,
  • United States,
  • Women's Health
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of forensic nursing, 1:3 (2005) pp.106-110.
Citation Information
M. J. Eliason, Janette Y. Taylor and S. Arndt. "Assessing intimate partner violence in incarcerated women" Journal of forensic nursing Vol. 1 Iss. 3 (2005) p. 106 - 110 ISSN: 1556-3693
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