Perinatal Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

The Perinatal Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Measure is a 4-item measure of individual experience of intimate partner violence during pregnancy and the postpartum period. The perinatal IPV measure captures the experience of physical or sexual abuse.

High Psychometric ScoreShort Measure

ITEMS:

1. Did your husband hit, push, kick, beat, or slap you?
2. Did your husband try to burn you?
3. Did your husband insist on sex when you did not want to have sex?
4. Did your husband use force to make you have sex when you did not want to have sex?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

India

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

All items are assessed twice, once for the period during the respondent’s most recent pregnancy and once for the respondent’s postpartum period (six months or less) following that infant’s birth. A “yes” response to any item during either of these periods indicates that the respondent has experienced perinatal IPV.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Silverman, J. G., Balaiah, D., Decker, M. R., Boyce, S. C., Ritter, J., Naik, D. D., ... & Raj, A. (2016). Family violence and maltreatment of women during the perinatal period: associations with infant morbidity in Indian slum communities. Maternal and child health journal, 20(1), 149-157. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-015-1814-y

Pyschometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

HIGH
Total Score: 6.50/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

Low

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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