Intimate Partner Violence: Modifying an Internet-Based Safety Decision Aid to a New Zealand Context

Amanda M. Young-Hauser, Karen B. Eden, Denise Wilson, Jane Koziol-Mclain

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Women experiencing intimate partner violence face complex decisions in navigating their safety. In a feasibility study, we examined the suitability of an intimate partner violence interactive online decision aid developed in the United States for its application in New Zealand, particularly with regard to cultural appropriateness. We conducted focus group sessions with women who experienced partner violence and focus group sessions with service providers. Women completed the U.S. online decision aid tool and provided feedback on the safety decision criteria, content, and design. Considering the findings from the focus group sessions the decision aid was modified. We reflect on the process of balancing women's stories with technical limitations and constraints of a replication study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-311
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Technology in Human Services
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2 2014


  • computer-assisted decision making
  • cultural appropriateness
  • domestic violence
  • focus group
  • internet
  • intimate partner violence
  • usability inspection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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