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Dépistage des violences conjugales pendant la grossesse : Étude de faisabilité du questionnaire WAST -fr en consultation ambulatoire pendant la grossesse en Gironde

Abstract : Introduction: pregnancy is a sensitive period for the pregnant woman and the unborn child, where domestic violence might arise or pre-existing domestic violences might aggravate. Systematic screening has been recommended for several years, especially during pregnancy. However, there is no validated questionnaire to address domestic violence in France. The WAST questionnaire is a French language tool (WAST-fr) already validated and successfully used across the Atlantic to screen for domestic violence. Health professionals admit having difficulties identifying women potentially at risk. This questionnaire could be included in the pregnancy follow-up to address these issues. Method: a prospective, multicenter, observational, quantitative study was carried out in Gironde from December 2019 to August 2020, to assess the feasibility of the WAST-fr questionnaire for pregnant women. Results: 31 questionnaires were analyzed. It takes on average less then 3 minutes ot complete The WAST-fr questionnaire. And 77.8% of pregnant women that took the survey reported they had never been screened for domestic violence beforhand. Discussion: the identification of women at risk remains little carried out in practice, although it makes it possible to guide and alert, and even in the context of pregnancy. Especially since we know that an early intervention brings better results concerning the improvement of screened woman's quality life. The harmful consequences for women and children require greater awareness among professionals in order to limit as much as possible dramatic and avoidable situations.
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Bénédicte Guillou. Dépistage des violences conjugales pendant la grossesse : Étude de faisabilité du questionnaire WAST -fr en consultation ambulatoire pendant la grossesse en Gironde. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03143443⟩

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