Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Dr. Josie Doss
Dr. Krystal Canady
Karen Tomlinson, PA-C
Background: Sexual assault on college campuses can be a life-changing event and goes unreported 80% of the time. Women are not screened for intimate partner violence (IPV) regularly when seen in university student health settings. Student health settings on college campuses can fill this gap by routine screening for intimate partner violence.
Purpose: This quality improvement project aimed to increase intimate partner violence screening rates with the implementation of an evidence-based intimate partner violence screening tool and healthcare provider training.
Project method: A retrospective chart view was conducted before and after implementing the Humiliation, Rape, Anger, and Kick (HARK) evidenced-based IPV tool at a university student health center in Georgia. Healthcare providers working in student health completed the Physician Readiness to Manage Intimate Partner Violence Survey (PREMIS) pre and post IPV educational session.
Findings: Intimate partner violence screening rates pre-implementation of the HARK screening tool was 2.6% (N=303). Intimate partner violence screening rates post-implementation of the HARK screening tool was 95.7% (N=185). Results for the knowledge subscale of the PREMIS tool (Mdn = 27.50), z = -1.342, p >.005.
Conclusion: These findings support the use of an evidence-based IPV screening tool to increase rates of screening. Additional measures may be needed to enhance provider knowledge regarding IPV.
Murck, Becky, "A Quality Improvement Project to Increase Intimate Partner Violence Screening on College Campuses" (2021). Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Translational and Clinical Research Projects. 56.