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BRUM, Camila Resende Soares; LOURENCO, Lélio Moura; GEBARA, Carla Ferreira de Paula  and  RONZANI, Telmo Motta. Domestic Violence and Beliefs: Intervention with Health Primary Care Professionals. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2013, vol.7, n.2, pp. 242-250. ISSN 1982-1247.

This research focused on investigating the Primary Health Care providers' beliefs and attitudes towards family violence issues. The research involved 65 professionals who responded a self-administered, structured, and anonymous questionnaire. In order to examine possible changes that resulted from this type of intervention, the instrument was administered before and after a conceptual training on family violence. Data was analyzed using the SPSS program, and McNemar's significance test. The results, from the proposed intervention, showed some significant changes in the Primary Health Care providers' beliefs on how to deal with victims of family violence, as well as in the role the Primary Health Care provider plays when detecting patients with family violence-related problems; and their relation to the professional standards, health risks, and counseling skills used to decrease or stop it. The data did not indicate changes in the level of confidence that Primary Health Care providers have in their ability to deal with the issue.

Keywords : Domestic violence; health professionals; beliefs; prevention.

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