Demographic and Health Surveys Phase 8 (DHS-8): Physical and Sexual Violence and Control Tactics by Spouse

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Physical and Sexual Violence and Control Tactics by Spouse includes 4 items from the Domestic Violence Module to assess a former or current spouse's attempts to control or use violence. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.

Short Measure Multi-Country

ITEMS:

So far we have been talking about the behavior of your (current/last) (husband/male partner). Now I want to ask you about the behavior of any previous husband or any other current or previous male partner that you may have ever had.

 1. Did any previous husband or any other current or previous male partner ever hit, kick, or do anything else to hurt you physically?
 2. Did any previous husband or any other current or previous male partner physically force you to have intercourse or perform any other sexual acts that you did not want to?
 3. Did any previous husband or any other current or previous male partner humiliate you in front of other, threaten to hurt you or someone you care about, or insult you or make you feel bad about yourself?

Response Options:
Yes
No

Ask Item 4 as a follow-up to any “Yes” responses to Items 1, 2 or 3.
 4. How long ago did this last happen?

Response Options:
0-11 months ago
12+ months ago
Don’t remember

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Afghanistan
Angola
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cote d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Kenya
Madagascar
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal
Rwanda
Senegal
The Gambia
Zimbabwe

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Domestic Violence Module https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsq8-dhs-questionnaires-and-manuals.cfm

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

NO
Total Score: 0.00/10 Points (NO DATA) 

Citation Frequency

No

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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