Table 2

Other variables and measures included in 6 and 12 month surveys



Sense of safety

How safe have you felt at home in the last two weeks/6/12 months ago? (visual analogue scale)

Safety behaviours

What things do you do (or have you done in the last 6 months) to keep you safe from your partner or ex-partner? (open-ended question)

Nature/frequency of abuse

Composite Abuse Scale [7]

Health status

Short Form-12 (PCS) [59]


Alcohol (AUDIT) [69]

Medications (analgesics, antidepressants and sedatives)

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Short Screening Scale for DSM-IV PTSD [70]

Self-esteem and self-efficacy

Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale [71]

Generalized Self-Efficacy Scale [72]

Social support

Oslo 3 Social Support [73]

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