Revision of the abuse assessment screen to address nonlethal strangulation

Kathryn Laughon, Paula Renker, Nancy Glass, Barbara Parker

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The Abuse Assessment Screen has been used since 1987 to identify and assess for intimate partner violence in a wide variety of clinical and research settings. It has been translated and successfully used in at least 7 languages in addition to English. Meanwhile, a growing body of research indicates that nonlethal strangulation (commonly called "choking") is a significant form of intimate partner violence and that choking has substantial consequences for the health of the woman. This paper describes the modification of the Abuse Assessment Screen to include "choking."

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)502-507
Number of pages6
JournalJOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2008


  • Intimate partner violence
  • Screening and assessment
  • Strangulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care
  • Maternity and Midwifery


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