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Table 2 Barriers to asking about IPV described by nurses and physicians (n = 769)

From: Why physicians and nurses ask (or don’t) about partner violence: a qualitative analysis

Category All Respondents (n = 769) Nurses (n = 527) Physicians (n = 238)
1 Lack of timea 33.0% (254) 27.3% (144) 46.2% (110)
2 Behaviours attributed to women living with abuse 21.5% (165) 19.9% (105) 25.2% (60)
3 Lack of traininga 16.4% (126)b 20.9% (110) 5.5% (13)
4 Language/cultural practicesa 15.5% (119)c 18.4% (97) 8.8% (21)
5 Partner presencea 14.0% (108) 19.5% (103) 2.1% (5)
6 Lack of resourcesa 13.0% (100) 10.4% (55) 18.9% (45)
7 Lack of space/privacya 8.2% (63) 11.2% (59) 1.7% (4)
8 Discomfort with topic 4.6% (35) 4.7% (25) 4.2% (10)
9 Lack of practitioner knowledge of resources 2.6% (20) 2.7% (14) 2.5% (6)
  1. Note:
  2. IPV Intimate Partner Violence; a significant differences between nurses and physicians, Fisher Exact Test, p≤ 0.005; b three respondents did not identify discipline; c one respondent did not identify discipline.