III. Background

  1. Developed and validated for use in family medicine clinics
  2. Copyrighted by Dr. Sherin (ksherin@yahoo.com) for commercial use
  3. Also available as an iphone application with a shelter locator by zip-code

IV. Criteria

  1. Score each answer
    1. Never: 1
    2. Rarely: 2
    3. Sometimes: 3
    4. Fairly often: 4
    5. Frequently: 5
  2. How often does your partner (Mnemonic: HITS):
    1. Hurt
      1. Physically hurt you (e.g. pushed, slapped, hit, kicked, punched)?
    2. Insult
      1. Insult or talk down to you?
    3. Threaten
      1. Threaten you with harm?
    4. Scream
      1. Scream or curse at you?

V. Interpretation

  1. Total score: 4-20
  2. Score >10 suggests Intimate Partner Violence

VI. Efficacy

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