Demographic and Health Surveys Phase 8 (DHS-8): Violence During Pregnancy

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Violence During Pregnancy includes 2 items from the Domestic Violence Module to assess physical violence experienced during pregnancy. 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:

 1. Has any one ever hit, slapped, kicked, or done anything else to hurt you physically while you were pregnant?

Response Options:
Yes
No

 2. Who has done any of these things to physically hurt you while you were pregnant? Anyone else? RECORD ALL MENTIONED.

Response Options:
Current husband/partner
Mother/step-mother
Father/step-father
Sister/brother
Daughter/son
Other relative
Former husband/partner
Current boyfriend
Former boyfriend
Mother-in-law
Father-in-law
Other in-law
Teacher
Schoolmate/classmate
Employer/someone at work
Police/soldier
Other __ (specify)

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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