Author Affiliations: Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada (Dr Wathen; firstname.lastname@example.org); and Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (Dr MacMillan).
In Reply: More than a decade ago, Linda Saltzman, PhD, a pioneer in the field of IPV prevention, said that “it is not possible to make inferences about the effect of screening without data.”1(p551) Data now exist from 2 randomized controlled trials of IPV screening, both of which show no benefit.2,3 However, there remains resistance to moving beyond screening, as reflected in the letters by Dr Fanslow and Dr Lazarus and colleagues.
Wathen N, MacMillan H. Partner Violence Screening and Women’s Quality of Life—Reply. JAMA. 2012;308(22):2334-2336. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.14879