Title: Development of Violence Prevention Tools in Health Care (IWH Project 1330)
Category: Intervention Research
Subcategory: Intervention Research
IWH is supporting the Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) in the development of a series of violence prevention tools for health care. IWH will be involved in the support of the tool development committees, in the selection of tools, and in the formative evaluation of tools. IWH will also work with the PSHSA and the tool development groups to produce a series of reports on the tool development, results of the formative evaluation, and a series of proposed summative evaluations as next steps to produce the scientific evidence to support the tools chosen.
•To provide tools to evaluate the usability, ease-of-implementation, comprehensiveness and validity of existing violence prevention tools.
•To support the assessment by health care workers of the tools.
•To guide formative tool evaluations.
•To develop a violence prevention tools summative evaluation plan.
The findings from this study will be relevant to policy makers and health care professionals.
Ben Amick, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Dwayne Van Eerd