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Table 2 Survey results on the facilitators to management of domestic violence

From: Factors that facilitate recognition and management of domestic violence by primary care physicians in a Chinese context - a mixed methods study in Hong Kong

  Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree Combined “strongly agree” and “agree”
n % n % n % n % %
a Unexplained bruises of the patients help to reveal underlying domestic violence issues 1 (0.2) 18 (3.6) 409 (81.2) 76 (15.1) 96.3%
b Mood symptoms of the patients help to reveal underlying domestic violence issues 2 (0.4) 26 (5.2) 410 (81.3) 66 (13.1) 94.4%
c Having a role in managing mental health problems of the patients experiencing domestic violence 2 (0.4) 40 (8.0) 415 (82.7) 45 (9.0) 91.7%
d Being the regular doctor of the patients 0 (0.0) 29 (5.8) 339 (67.3) 136 (27.0) 94.3%
e Looking after other members of the patients’ family 3 (0.6) 58 (11.5) 404 (80.3) 38 (7.6) 87.9%
f Good communication skills 0 (0.0) 5 (1.0) 327 (64.9) 172 (34.1) 99.0%
g Trusting doctor-patient relationship 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2) 279 (55.4) 224 (44.4) 99.8%
h Relevant information recorded in patients’ medical history 0 (0.0) 27 (5.4) 390 (77.5) 86 (17.1) 94.6%
i Known cases referred by social workers 2 (0.4) 61 (12.1) 331 (65.8) 109 (21.7) 87.5%
j Management protocol for patient safety taught in medical training 10 (2.0) 107 (21.3) 333 (66.2) 53 (10.5) 76.7%
k Specific training in management of domestic violence 10 (2.0) 60 (11.9) 324 (64.3) 110 (21.8) 86.1%
l Being interested in management of domestic violence 6 (1.2) 71 (14.1) 349 (69.2) 78 (15.5) 84.7%
m Discussion of the cases (anonymized) with colleagues 2 (0.4) 66 (13.1) 385 (76.4) 51 (10.1) 86.5%