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Table 5 Comparison of participants’ pre- and post-intervention perceived responsibility scores to identify and assist 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 z-score p-value
Median IQR Median IQR
The responsibility of a public health midwife includes…  
Asking about partner violence any time an injury is noticed 3.00 3.00–4.00 5.00 4.00–5.00 −16.62 <0.001
Asking about partner violence any time a serious child injury is noticed 3.00 3.00–4.00 4.00 4.00–5.00 −15.39 <0.001
Listening to an IPV sufferer when violence is disclosed 3.00 3.00–4.00 5.00 5.00–5.00 −15.10 <0.001
Telling a person that a perpetrator’s behavior is not acceptable 3.00 3.00–4.00 4.00 4.00–5.00 −15.64 <0.001
Telling a person that the violence can adversely affect her/his health 3.00 3.00–4.00 5.00 4.00–5.00 −16.40 <0.001
Total responsibility score 3.20 2.80–3.95 4.60 4.20–4.80 −17.30 <0.001
  1. IQR: interquartile range.