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Partner Violence Screen - deutsche Fassung
The PVS is a diagnostic instrument for identifying domestic violence, especially among women. It focuses on physical and sexualised violence. It consists of five items, each of which can be affirmed or denied. A single affirmative answer is already considered a positive result, which indicates that the woman is exposed to domestic violence. Reliability: No data. Validity: To measure convergent validity, the results of the PVS were compared with the Index of Spouse Abuse (ISA). Of n = 74 participants, the PVS with the original three items (sensitivity 79%, specificity 70%) determined 36 as positive, i.e. experiencing domestic violence, and 38 as negative. Of the 22 participants identified as positive by the PVS, the ISA also rated 22 as positive and 14 as negative, and of the participants identified as negative by the PVS, 6 as positive and 32 as negative. Of n = 65 participants, the PVS in the 12-month version with five items (sensitivity 80%, specificity 78%) determined 29 as positive and 36 as negative. Of the 20 participants identified as positive by the PVS, the ISA also assessed 29 as positive and 9 as negative, and of the participants identified as negative by the PVS, 5 as positive and 31 as negative.
Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID). (2019). Open Test Archive: PVS. Partner Violence Screen - deutsche Fassung. Available at: https://www.testarchiv.eu/en/test/9005907
Riecher-Rössler, A. & Aston, J. (2009). PVS. Partner Violence Screen - deutsche Fassung [Verfahrensdokumentation, Screening (12 Monats- und Lebenszeitversion)]. In Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Open Test Archive. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name PVS
English Name Partner Violence Screen - Swiss modified version
Authors Riecher-Rössler, A., Aston, J.
Published in Test archive 2009
Copyright/Licence Copyright Autoren; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0
Key words Human Females, Risk Assessment, Intimate Partner Violence, Violence
Language versions deu
Application age German speaking adult women
Item number 5 items
Subscales None; domestic violence of the woman
Application Time approx. 5 min.
Interpretation time A few minutes.
Reliability No information.
Validity Findings on convergent validity; information on sensitivity and specificity.
Applications Diagnostics, Research
There is no abstract in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
There is no review in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
First published in
Riecher-Rössler, A. & Aston, J. (2001). Partner Violence Screen - deutsche Übersetzung. Basel: Psychiatrische Poliklinik.
Feedback on the use of a procedure from the Open Test Archive of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) to the test author(s)
Prof. Dr. med. Anita Riecher-Rössler, Emerita, Medizinische Fakultät, Department Klinische Forschung (DKF), Schanzenstrasse 55, CH-4031 Basel, Schweiz