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Table 5 Women’s reports of being asked about domestic violence and harm by trial arm: percent (%), adjusted relative risk ratio (Adj RR) and 95 % confidence interval (95 % CI) (n = 2,621)

From: Maternal and child health nurse screening and care for mothers experiencing domestic violence (MOVE): a cluster randomised trial

Screening MOVE (%) Comparison (%) *Adj RR 95 % CI†
Asked about family violence (physical violence, safety, fear)? 47.6 41.7 1.09 0.89–1.34
Humiliate or tried to control you? 32.2 19.7 1.52 1.19–1.95
Problems in your relationship or intimacy with your partner? 44.8 34.3 1.27 1.03–1.58
Harm questions adapted from COST     
I would have preferred not to speak about some of my concerns about my partner with the MCH nurse-(agree/somewhat agree) 13.2 14.8 0.96 0.73–1.25
Because of the attitude of the MCH nurse towards me, my feelings about myself are- (worse/somewhat worse) 1.9 1.5 0.98 0.82–1.16
In answering the questions about my partner and any violent behaviour, I felt- (uncomf/somewhat uncomfortable) 3.1 4.1 0.95 0.84–1.07
  1. *Risk ratios adjusted for abuse (CAS ≥ 7), income, health care card and education
  2. †Robust standard errors adjusted for Local Government Area clustering