DOmestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation and Smart Phones (DOVE)

Post Date: 
2012-01-01
Summary: 

The major challenge of early prenatal nurse home visitation programs is to accurately identify abused women. The DOVE study aims to improve maternal health and increase the use of a safety plan and community resources by using an emocha® application to assist home visitors in effectively and accurately identifying abused, pregnant women and delivering interventions aimed at reducing and preventing intimate partner violence. Patients are screened on a tablet and led through informational videos; dynamic questionnaires are designed to assess risk and provide referral for care. 

Collaborators: 
  • Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
  • emocha Mobile Health