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Table 1 Participants’ pre- and post-intervention practices to identify intimate partner violence (IPV) sufferers

From: Training Sri Lankan public health midwives on intimate partner violence: a pre- and post-intervention study

Variable Pre-intervention Post-intervention
n (%) n (%)
Newly identified at least one IPV sufferer during the past three months *
Yes 299 (73.3) 402 (98.5)
No 109 (26.7) 6 (1.5)
Number of IPV sufferers identified during the past three months
One 109 (36.4) 50 (12.5)
Two 188 (62.9) 289 (71.9)
Three 2 (0.7) 63 (15.6)
The ways in which PHMs identified IPV sufferers **
Sufferer disclosed IPV 99 (33.1) 188 (46.7)
Learned from relatives/friends 161 (53.8) 113 (28.1)
Learned from a social worker 29 (9.7) 32 (8.0)
Suspected IPV due to sufferer’s behavior/injuries 21 (7.0) 89 (22.1)
  1. *p < 0.001; **More than one response allowed.