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Table 1. Ratings of Domestic Violence Training Sessions

Training Component Percent of Participants Who Considered the Component Essential or Important
1. Epidemiology (background information on incidence and dynamics of domestic violence) 66.7
2. Overview of identification and management for victims 71.3
3. Overview of identification and management for abusers 70.5
4. Discussion of legal issues 71.3
5. Confidentiality issues for domestic violence patients 68.8
6. Community resources for domestic violence 69.3
7. Researchers' resources for domestic violence 70.9
8. Patient behavior change theory 51.9
9. Role play in interview techniques 51.9
10. Videotapes of domestic violence scenarios 41.0
11. Presentation by a former victim 44.4
12. Domestic violence case discussions 41.3

Source: Thompson RS, Meyer BA, Smith-DiJulio K, et al. A training program to improve domestic violence identification and management in primary care: preliminary results. Violence Vict 1998; 13(4):395-410.

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