Development of an accessible audio computer-assisted self-interview (a-casi) to screen for abuse and provide safety strategies for women with disabilities

Mary Oschwald, Paula Renker, Rosemary B. Hughes, Anne Arthur, Laurie E. Powers, Mary Ann Curry

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Abstract

To increase safety and minimize the risk of interpersonal violence, it is critical that women with disabilities and Deaf women have an opportunity to identify whether or not abuse is happening in their lives. Awareness and knowledge of what constitutes abusive behaviors is an essential first step in addressing interpersonal violence. This article includes a description of the development and evaluation of the Safer and Stronger Program (SSP), an audio computer-assisted self-interview program, which was created for women with disabilities and Deaf women for the purposes of increasing awareness of abuse, encouraging safety-planning behaviors, and providing information about community resources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795-818
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Interpersonal Violence
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2009

Keywords

  • Audio computer-assisted self-interview (A-CASI)
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Personal assistant abuse
  • Women with disabilities and Deaf women

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