Table 1

The HITS Screening Tool for Domestic Violence in English and Arabic

HITS – English version
Please read each of the following activities and fill in the circle that best indicates the frequency with which your partner acts in the way depicted.
How often does your partner?NeverRarelySometimesFairly oftenFrequently
1. Physically hurt you
2. Insult or talk down to you
3. Threaten you with harm
4. Scream or curse at you
HITS – Arabic version
  • HITS = Hurt, Insult, Threaten, Scream.

  • Adapted with permission from Sherin et al.36