A complete list of the members of the McMaster Violence Against Women Research Group appears as an eAppendix.
Author Contributions: Dr MacMillan had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: MacMillan, Wathen, Jamieson, Boyle, Shannon, Ford-Gilboe, Worster, Coben, McNutt.
Acquisition of data: MacMillan, Wathen, Worster, Lent, Coben.
Analysis and interpretation of data: MacMillan, Wathen, Jamieson, Boyle, Shannon, Ford-Gilboe, Coben, Campbell, McNutt.
Drafting of the manuscript: MacMillan, Wathen, Jamieson, Boyle, Ford-Gilboe, Coben.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: MacMillan, Wathen, Jamieson, Boyle, Shannon, Ford-Gilboe, Worster, Lent, Coben, Campbell, McNutt.
Statistical analysis: MacMillan, Jamieson, Boyle, Shannon, McNutt.
Obtained funding: MacMillan, Wathen, Jamieson, Ford-Gilboe, Coben, McNutt.
Administrative, technical, or material support: MacMillan, Worster, Lent.
Study supervision: MacMillan.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This research was generously funded by a grant from the former Ontario Women's Health Council (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care), whose work was taken on by Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario, an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, in 2007. Dr MacMillan held a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Emerging Team grant from the Institutes of Gender and Health; Aging; Human Development, Child and Youth Health; Neurosciences, Mental Health, and Addiction; and Population and Public Health and holds the David R. (Dan) Offord Chair in Child Studies. Dr Wathen holds a CIHR–Ontario Women's Health Council New Investigator Award. Dr Boyle holds a Canada Research Chair in the Social Determinants of Child Health.
Role of the Sponsors: Neither the Ontario Women's Health Council nor Echo had direct involvement in the design and conduct of the study; in collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or in preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Disclaimer: The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Ontario Women's Health Council or Echo. The McMaster Violence Against Women Research Group is solely responsible for the design, implementation, interpretation, and reporting of this study.
Additional Contributions: We thank the following members of the data monitoring committee for their time and effort in overseeing the trial: Gene Feder, MD, FRCGP (chair), University of Bristol; Eric Duku, MSc, McMaster University; Kevin Eva, PhD, McMaster University; Michele Hansen, BA, Huron Women's Shelter, Second Stage Housing, and Counselling Services, and Ellen Lipman, MD, MSc, FRCPC, McMaster University. We are very grateful to the participants, clinical staff, and administrators of the participating sites: Brant Community Healthcare System Willett Urgent Care Centre, Brantford Aboriginal Health Centre, Queen West Community Health Centre, Grimsby Medical Associates, Hamilton Aboriginal Health Centre, Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre, HART Clinic (Hamilton), Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, London Family Practice of Bhooma Bhayana, MD, London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital Emergency Department, London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital Emergency Department, McMaster University Medical Centre Emergency Department, Mount Sinai Hospital Emergency Department, Mount Sinai Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Niagara Health System Ontario Street Site Prompt Care Centre, North Hamilton Community Health Centre, Rosedale Medical Group (Hamilton), St Joseph's London Family Medical Centre, St Joseph's Health Care London Urgent Care Centre, St Joseph's Health Care London Women's Ambulatory Health Services, St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Stoney Creek Campus Urgent Care, Brady Clinic Sudbury, City of Lakes Family Health Team Sudbury, Sudbury Regional Hospital Emergency Department, West End Clinic (Hamilton), and West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. We especially thank Jill Hancock, RN, Pearl Dodd, Andrew Gulya, BEng, Sandy Brooks, BA, and Susanne King, MSc (all employees of McMaster University at the time of the trial) and our team of interviewers for their efforts in ensuring fidelity throughout all aspects of study procedures. Each of these named contributors was financially compensated from the grant funds for their work with this trial.