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Interventions for preventing or reducing domestic violence against pregnant women

  1. Shayesteh Jahanfar1,*,
  2. Patricia A Janssen1,
  3. Louise M Howard2,
  4. Therese Dowswell3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 12 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009414.pub2


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Jahanfar S, Janssen PA, Howard LM, Dowswell T. Interventions for preventing or reducing domestic violence against pregnant women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009414. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009414.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of British Columbia, Department of Public Health, School of Population and Public Health, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada

  2. 2

    King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK

  3. 3

    The University of Liverpool, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Liverpool, UK

*Shayesteh Jahanfar, Department of Public Health, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, British Colombia, VT6 1Z3, Canada. jahanfar2000@yahoo.com. shayeste@interchange.ubc.ca.

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  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. 'Risk of bias' graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. 'Risk of bias' summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 1 Partner abuse: episodes during pregnancy.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 2 Partner abuse: episodes during the first 3 months postpartum.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 3 Partner abuse: abuse score in the first 3 months postpartum.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 4 Partner abuse: abuse score in first 3 months postpartum (Conflict Tactics Scale).
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 5 Partner abuse in the first 3 months postpartum (Current abuse score).
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 6 Partner abuse: total episodes at final study assessment (pregnancy and up to 10 weeks postpartum).
[Analysis 1.7]
Analysis 1.7. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 7 Partner violence at 7-8 months postpartum.
[Analysis 1.8]
Analysis 1.8. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 8 Women with depression (after the intervention) during pregnancy.
[Analysis 1.9]
Analysis 1.9. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 9 Mean Depression Episodes, Psychiatric Status Rating).
[Analysis 1.11]
Analysis 1.11. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 11 Women with depression up to 3 months postpartum.
[Analysis 1.12]
Analysis 1.12. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 12 Depression scores up to 3 months postpartum.
[Analysis 1.13]
Analysis 1.13. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 13 Women with depression up to 1 year postpartum.
[Analysis 1.14]
Analysis 1.14. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 14 Depression scores up to 1 year postpartum.
[Analysis 1.23]
Analysis 1.23. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 23 Mean infant birthweight (g).
[Analysis 1.24]
Analysis 1.24. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 24 Number of low-birthweight (< 2500 g) babies.
[Analysis 1.25]
Analysis 1.25. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 25 Preterm labour (before 37 weeks' gestation).
[Analysis 1.26]
Analysis 1.26. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 26 (Non-prespecified outcome) Mean gestational age at birth (weeks).
[Analysis 1.27]
Analysis 1.27. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 27 (Non-prespecified outcome) Women adopting safety behaviours.
[Analysis 1.28]
Analysis 1.28. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 28 (Non-prespecified outcome) stress score in late pregnancy.
[Analysis 1.29]
Analysis 1.29. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 29 (Non-prespecified outcome) Did not discuss abuse with care providers.
[Analysis 1.30]
Analysis 1.30. Comparison 1 Any intervention to prevent violence (all interventions) versus standard care, Outcome 30 (Non-prespecified outcome) Women reporting any domestic violence 2-4 years postpartum.