The current article aims to translate the PREMIS (Physician Readiness to Manage Intimate Partner Violence) survey into the Greek language and test its validity and reliability in a sample of primary care physicians. The validation study was conducted in 2010 and involved all the general practitioners serving two adjacent prefectures of Greece (n =80). Maximum-likelihood factor analysis (MLF) was used to extract key survey factors. The instrument was further assessed for the following psychometric properties: (a) scale reliability, (b) item-specific reliability, (c) test-retest reliability, (d) scale construct validity, and (e) internal predictive validity. The MLF analysis of 23 opinion items revealed a seven-factor solution (preparation, constraint, workplace issues, screening, self-efficacy, alcohol/drugs, victim understanding), which was statistically sound (p =.293). Most of the newly derived scales displayed satisfactory internal consistency (α ≥.60), high item-specific reliability, strong construct, and internal predictive validity (F = 2.82; p =.004), and high repeatability when retested with 20 individuals (intraclass correlation coefficient [ICC] >.70). The tool was found appropriate to facilitate the identification of competence deficits and the evaluation of training initiatives.
- intimate partner violence
- primary health care