Perinatal In-Law Violence

The Perinatal In-Law Violence measure is a 2-item measure of individual experience of physical violence committed by in-laws during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

High Psychometric ScoreShort Measure

ITEMS:

1. Did your in-laws hit, push, kick, beat, or slap you?
2. Did your in-laws try to burn you?

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 ILV.

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. doi: 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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