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Table 5 Classification of barriers defined by the participants

From: The training needs of Turkish emergency department personnel regarding intimate partner violence

Social Institutional Related to health staff Related to the victim
Lack of legal arrangements (n = 29) Lack of proper place to interview the victim (n = 12) Lack of training (n = 17) Hide and endure abuse despairingly (n = 18)
Lack of social support institutions (n = 15) Lack of multidisciplinary approach (n = 4) Lack of knowledge on legal aspect of the issue (n = 13) Turning back to the same environment (n = 12)
Low socioeconomic status of women (n = 12) Lack of safety measures for health care workers (n = 4) Time constraints (n = 8) Afraid of the repeat of abuse (n = 9)
Insufficiency in the juridical system (n = 8) Lack of social care workers in ED (n = 4) Heavy workload of health care workers (n = 6) Lack of knowledge on legal rights (n = 7)
Operational structure of the security forces (n = 6) Lack of job descriptions and procedures (n = 2) Health staff can not help (n = 8) Shame (n = 3)
Cultural structure (n = 6) Lack of staff (n = 1) Health staff share common prejudices (n = 5)  
Feudal & traditional families (n = 5)   Health staff experience the same abuse (n = 3)  
Low education level (n = 4)   Need of increased authorization (n = 2)  
Religion (n = 1)   Shame of asking questions about abuse (n = 1)