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Table 4 Facilitators 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 Traininga 38.5% (296)b 47.8% (252) 17.6% (42)
2 Community resources/professional supports 24.1% (185) 25.2% (133) 21.8% (52)
3 Professional tools/protocols/policiesa 17.3% (133) 20.3% (107) 10.9% (26)
4 Client educational materialsa 8.6% (66) 6.6% (35) 13.0% (31)
5 Routine screening 8.6% (66) 9.5% (50) 6.7% (16)
6 Having time 6.2% (48) 6.5% (34) 5.9% (14)
7 IPV experience: professional & personal 6.1% (47) 7.2% (38) 3.8% (9)
8 Societal awareness 6.0% (46) 6.1% (32) 5.9% (14)
  1. Note:
  2. IPV Intimate Partner Violence; a significant differences between nurses and physicians, Fisher Exact Test, p≤ 0.005; b two respondents did not identify discipline.