Evaluation of Effectiveness of Health Services Training Given with Different Methods in Combating of Intimate Partner Violence against Women: A Pilot Study

KAPLAN S., Komurcu N.

Journal of Family Violence, vol.32, no.1, pp.69-77, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10896-016-9834-y
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Family Violence
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-77


The study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of health services training provided with different methods in combating of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women. The intervention group of the study consisted of 132 healthcare workers (HCW) and 249 HCWs in the control group. According to the result of study, training given to the intervention group was more effective in increasing the knowledge level, compared to the control group. Furthermore, comparison of the HCWs in the intervention group with the control group revealed that the attitudes towards emotional, psychological and sexual violence and justifying myths changed positively. In this scope, it can be said that intervention training was effective in terms of improving knowledge and attitude on IPV. However, it is determined that the training given to both groups was inefficient in terms of turning into behaviour.