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Home > Routine enquiry for history of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the adult patient population in a general practice setting: a pathfinder study.

Hardcastle, Katie and Bellis, Mark A . (2018) Routine enquiry for history of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the adult patient population in a general practice setting: a pathfinder study. Wrexham, Wales: Public Health Wales NHS Trust. 49 p.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), such as being a victim of violence or neglect, or living with a household member who abuses substances or is involved in criminal activity, are associated with negative adult outcomes such as health harming behaviours, chronic conditions, and increased health care utilisation and costs.

An initial exploration of the feasibility and acceptability of asking about a history of ACEs in a large multi-site GP practice in North West England. Findings explore practitioner experiences of delivery and potential impacts on patients.


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