WORKING WITH BATTERED WOMEN: A Handbook for Health Care Professionals


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Woman Abuse Screening Tool (WAST)


1. In general, how would you describe your relationship?

    • A lot of tension
    • Some tension
    • No tension

2. Do you and your partner work out arguments with:

    • Great difficulty
    • Some difficulty
    • No difficulty

3. Do arguments ever result in you feeling down or bad about yourself?

    • Often
    • Sometimes
    • Never

4. Do arguments ever result in hitting, kicking, or pushing?

    • Often
    • Sometimes
    • Never

5. Do you ever feel frightened by what your partner says or does?

    • Often
    • Sometimes
    • Never

6. Has your partner ever abused you physically?

    • Often
    • Sometimes
    • Never

7. Has your partner ever abused you emotionally?

    • Often
    • Sometimes
    • Never


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