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Section 4.2

 

CONSEQUENCES TO VICTIM FOLLOWING MOST RECENT VIOLENT EPISODE

Physical injury is any physical damage occurring to the body resulting from exposure to thermal, mechanical, electrical, or chemical energy interacting with the body in amounts or rates that exceed the threshold of physiological tolerance, or from the absence of such essentials as oxygen or heat.

Disability is impairment resulting in some restriction or lack of ability to perform an action or activity in the manner or within the range considered normal.

Psychological consequences involve the mental health or emotional well-being of the victim.

Medical health care is treatment by a physician or other health care professional related to the physical health of the victim.

Mental health care includes individual or group care by a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, or other counselor related to the mental health of the victim. It may involve inpatient or outpatient treatment. Mental health care excludes substance abuse treatment. It also excludes pastoral counseling, unless specifically related to the mental health of the victim.

Substance abuse treatment is treatment related to alcohol or other drug use by the victim.

4.201 Physical Consequences to Victim

4.202 Psychological Consequences to Victim

4.203 Medical Care Received by Victim

4.204 Mental Health Care Received by Victim

4.205 Substance Abuse Treatment Received by Victim

4.206 Deaths Related to Episode

 

4.201 PHYSICAL CONSEQUENCES TO VICTIM

Description/Definition

The physical consequences to the victim attributed to the most recent violent episode, perpetrated by any intimate partner, by the agency providing data to the IPV surveillance system.

Uses

Documents pregnancy, spontaneous abortion, sexually transmitted disease, HIV infection, physical injuries, disability, or fatality resulting from the most recent IPV episode.

Discussion

It is conceivable that there are other physical consequences of the violence. This data element documents only those consequences that are recognized.

Data Type (and Field Length)

CE — coded element (60).

Repetition

Yes, if the victim suffered more than one physical consequence.

Field Values/Coding Instructions

Code Description

0 No known physical consequences attributed to most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

1 Pregnancy attributed to most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

2 Pre-existing pregnancy ended due to most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

3 STDs attributed to most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

4 HIV/AIDS attributed to most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

5 Non-fatal injuries received during most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

6 Disability attributed to most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

7 Death occurred or fatal injuries received during most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

8 Other medical condition or physical consequence(s) attributed to the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

9 Unknown what physical consequences occurred to the victim during or following the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

Data Standards or Guidelines

None.

Other References

None.

 

4.202 PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES TO VICTIM

Description/Definition

The psychological consequences to the victim attributed to the most recent violent episode, perpetrated by any intimate partner, by the agency providing data to the IPV surveillance system.

Uses

Research demonstrates links between IPV and serious mental health consequences such as depression and suicide.

Discussion

None.

Data Type (and Field Length)

CE — coded element (60).

Repetition

No.

Field Values/Coding Instructions

Code Description

0 It is known that there are no psychological consequences to the victim that are attributable to the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

1 Psychological consequences to the victim are attributable to the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

9 Unknown if there are psychological consequences to the victim attributable to the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

If the data element 4.201 Physical consequences to victim was coded "7" (Death occurred or fatal injuries received during most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner), then this data element should be used to indicate psychological consequences related to the most recent violent episode that the victim experienced following the violent episode but before death.

Data Standards or Guidelines

None.

Other References

None.

 

 

4.203 MEDICAL CARE RECEIVED BY VICTIM

Description/Definition

The medical health care received by the victim following the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

Uses

Documents the medical health care received by the victim.

Discussion

In addition to documenting the victim's medical care, this data element can be used as a proxy for injury severity, but it must be used in conjunction with data element 4.201 Physical consequences to victim to identify those victims who died prior to or during the course of receiving any medical health care.

Data Type (and Field Length)

CE — coded element (60).

Repetition

No.

Field Values/Coding Instructions

Code Description

0 The victim was known not to have received any medical health care following the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

1 The victim received outpatient medical treatment (e.g., emergency room or physician office visit), not followed by inpatient medical health care, after the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

2 The victim received outpatient medical treatment (e.g., emergency room or physician office visit), followed by inpatient medical health care, after the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

3 The victim received outpatient medical treatment (e.g., emergency room or physician office visit), unknown if followed by inpatient medical health care, after the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

4 The victim received no outpatient medical health care (e.g., emergency room or physician office visit), but did receive inpatient medical health care, after the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

5 Unknown if the victim received outpatient medical health care (e.g., emergency room or physician office visit), but did receive inpatient medical health care, after the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

9 Unknown if the victim received any medical health care following the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

If the data element 4.201 Physical consequences to victim was coded "7" (Death occurred or fatal injuries received during most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner), then this data element should be used to indicate any medical care related to the most recent violent episode that the victim received following the violent episode prior to death.

Data Standards or Guidelines

None.

Other References

None.

 

4.204 MENTAL HEALTH CARE RECEIVED BY VICTIM 

Description/Definition

The mental health care (excluding substance abuse treatment) received by the victim following the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

Uses

Research demonstrates links between IPV and serious mental health consequences such as depression and suicide.

Discussion

None.

Data Type (and Field Length)

CE — coded element (60).

Repetition

No.

Field Values/Coding Instructions

Code Description

0 The victim was known not to have received mental health care (excluding substance abuse treatment) after the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

1 The victim received outpatient mental health care (excluding substance abuse treatment), not followed by inpatient mental health care, after the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

2 The victim received outpatient mental health care (excluding substance abuse treatment), followed by inpatient mental health care, after the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

3 The victim received outpatient mental health care (excluding substance abuse treatment), unknown if followed by inpatient mental health care, after the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

4 The victim received no outpatient mental health care (excluding substance abuse treatment), but did receive inpatient mental health care, after the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

5 Unknown if the victim received outpatient mental health care (excluding substance abuse treatment), but did receive inpatient mental health care, after the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

9 Unknown if the victim received any mental health care (excluding substance abuse treatment) following the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

If the data element 4.201 Physical consequences to victim was coded "7" (Death occurred or fatal injuries received during most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner), then this data element should be used to indicate any mental health care related to the most recent violent episode that the victim received following the violent episode but prior to death.

Data Standards or Guidelines

None.

Other References

None.

 

 

4.205 SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT RECEIVED BY VICTIM

Description/Definition

The substance abuse treatment received by the victim following the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

Uses

Research demonstrates links between substance abuse and IPV victimization.

Discussion

None.

Data Type (and Field Length)

CE — coded element (60).

Repetition

Yes, if victim received more than one type of treatment for substance abuse.

Field Values/Coding Instructions

Code Description

0 The victim was known not to have received substance abuse treatment following the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

1 The victim received treatment for alcohol abuse following the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

2 The victim participated in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) following the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

3 The victim received treatment for drug abuse following the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

4 The victim participated in Narcotics Anonymous (NA) following the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

9 Unknown if the victim received any substance abuse treatment following the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

If the data element 4.201 Physical consequences to victim was coded "7" (Death occurred or fatal injuries received during most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner), then this data element should be used to indicate any substance abuse treatment related to the most recent violent episode that the victim had received following the violent episode but prior to death.

Data Standards or Guidelines

None.

Other References

None.

 

4.206 DEATHS RELATED TO EPISODE

Description/Definition

All deaths associated with the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

Uses

Incidents involving one or more deaths may be different from those that do not involve any fatalities.

Discussion

None.

Data Type (and Field Length)

CE — coded element (60).

Repetition

Yes, if more than one death occurred as a result of the most recent violent episode.

Field Values/Coding Instructions

Code Description

0 No known deaths resulted from the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner

1 Victim’s death, by homicide, resulted from the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

2 Victim’s death, self-inflicted, resulted from the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

3 Perpetrator’s death, by homicide, resulted from the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

4 Perpetrator’s death, self-inflicted, resulted from the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

5 Death of child/children in the household resulted from the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

6 Death of unborn child/children resulted from the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

7 Death of someone else resulted from the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

9 Unknown if any deaths resulted from the most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner.

If the data element 4.201 Physical consequences to victim was coded "7" (Death occurred or fatal injuries received during most recent violent episode perpetrated by any intimate partner), then this data element must, at a minimum, be coded as "1" (Victim’s death by homicide).

Data Standards or Guidelines

None.

Other References

None.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Page last modified: September 25, 2008