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    Woman Abuse Screening Tool (WAST)

    Detects domestic abuse (intimate partner violence) in women in healthcare settings.

    INSTRUCTIONS

    WAST-Short can be used as a short screener for intimate partner violence. If positive, asking additional questions may provide more insight into your patient’s condition.

     
    If the short form is negative, it is unknown what clinical utility can be gained by asking further questions. Research is ongoing.

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    WAST-Short

    No tension
    +1
    Some tension
    +2
    A lot of tension
    +3
    No difficulty
    +1
    Some difficulty
    +2
    Great difficulty
    +3

    Result:

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    Dr. Judith B. Brown

    About the Creator

    Judith B. Brown, PhD, is a professor in the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University in London, Ontario. She was made an honorary member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 1996 and was a co-recipient of the organization’s Best Original Research Article Award in 2009. Dr. Brown’s primary research is focused on patient-centered care and health system change.

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