Divakar, U, Nazeha, N, Posadzki, P, Jarbrink, K, Bajpai, R ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1227-2703, Ho, AHY, Campbell, J, Feder, G and Car, J (2019) Digital Education of Health Professionals on the Management of Domestic Violence: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by the Digital Health Education Collaboration. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21 (5). e13868 -e13868.

[img]
Preview
Text
R Bajpai - Digital education of health professionals on the management of domestic violence.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (899kB) | Preview

Abstract

Background: The World Health Organization states that 35% of women experience domestic violence at least once during their lifetimes. However, approximately 80% of health professionals have never received any training on management of this major public health concern.

Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of health professions digital education on domestic violence compared to that of traditional ways or no intervention.

Methods: Seven electronic databases were searched for randomized controlled trials from January 1990 to August 2017. The Cochrane Handbook guideline was followed, and studies reporting the use of digital education interventions to educate health professionals on domestic violence management were included.

Results: Six studies with 631 participants met our inclusion criteria. Meta-analysis of 5 studies showed that as compared to control conditions, digital education may improve knowledge (510 participants and 5 studies; standardized mean difference [SMD] 0.67, 95% CI 0.38-0.95; I2=59%; low certainty evidence), attitudes (339 participants and 3 studies; SMD 0.67, 95% CI 0.25-1.09; I2=68%; low certainty evidence), and self-efficacy (174 participants and 3 studies; SMD 0.47, 95% CI 0.16-0.77; I2=0%; moderate certainty evidence).

Conclusions: Evidence of the effectiveness of digital education on health professionals’ understanding of domestic violence is promising. However, the certainty of the evidence is predominantly low and merits further research. Given the opportunity of scaled transformative digital education, both further research and implementation within an evaluative context should be prioritized.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the final published version of the article (version of record). It first appeared online via JMIR Publications at https://doi.org/10.2196/13868 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: domestic violence, health professionals, training
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Primary Care Health Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 28 May 2019 08:26
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 08:42
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/6400

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item