Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Among Foreign-Born Latinx Mothers Through Relationship Education During Nurse Home Visiting




Qing Li, Fernando Riosmena, Patricia A. Valverde, Shuo Zhou, Claudia Amura, Kerry A. Peterson, Vincent J. Palusci, and Lynette Feder

Brief Type

Journal Publication


  • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)


Aims: This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of an augmented home visiting programme in preventing intimate partner violence among Latinx mothers by nativity. Background: Intimate partner violence diminishes home visit programmes’ effectiveness. Immigrant Latinx mothers are especially vulnerable and need culturally tailored prevention. Methods: We performed secondary analyses of 33 US-born and 86 foreign-born Latinx mothers at baseline and 1- and 2-year follow-up in a longitudinal randomized controlled trial of the Nurse-Family Partnership programme augmented with nurse-delivered Within My Reach relationship education curriculum and violence screening and referrals in Oregon. We estimated proportional odds models via generalized estimating equations on total physical and sexual victimization and/or perpetration forms (an ordinal variable), adjusting for intervention, wave, age and education. Results: The intervention–nativity interaction was not significant (p = .953). Foreign-born status was associated with lower reported violence at baseline (adjusted odds ratio: 0.29, 95% confidence interval: 0.13–0.67, p = .004). This association was marginally significant at 1-year follow-up (0.43, 0.17–1.08, p = .072) and not significant at 2-year follow-up (0.75, 0.33–1.67, p = .475). Conclusions: This augmented programme was not effective for Latinx mothers by nativity. Their nativity gap diminished over time. Implications for Nursing Management: Nursing leaders should support culturally tailored home visiting programmes to detect and prevent intimate partner violence affecting Latinx immigrants. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Standardized assessment tools



For More Information

Li, Q., Riosmena, F., Valverde, P. A., Zhou, S., Amura, C., Peterson, K. A., Palusci, V. J., & Feder, L. (2022). Preventing intimate partner violence among foreign‐born Latinx mothers through relationship education during nurse home visiting. Journal of Nursing Management, 30(6), 1639– 1647. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13565
Author Contact Information:
Qing Li


  • Participant, Family, and Program Outcomes
  • Program Enhancements, Innovations, and Promising Approaches