DOmestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation and Smart Phones (DOVE)

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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. 

  • Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
  • emocha Mobile Health