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Table 4 Practice of intimate partner violence screening among survey participants (n = 249): potential limits of feasibility

From: A knowledge, attitudes, and practice survey among obstetrician-gynaecologists on intimate partner violence in Flanders, Belgium

Survey statement Agree (%) Neutral (%) Disagree (%)
I don't have the time to thoroughly discuss relational problems with victims of partner abuse 57.1 16.5 26.5
Most patients would feel offended or insulted if I would ask them if they have experienced partner abuse 50.6 22.5 26.9
Patient confidentiality and liability prevent me to officially disclose partner abuse 8.8 26.5 64.6
Disclosure of partner abuse through a written statement is tricky and will inevitably become cumbersome 39.3 31.7 28.9