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Within the last year, have you been hit, kicked, punched, or otherwise hurt by someone you know? ” As in other parts of the history, use a pattern that goes from general to speciﬁc, less difﬁcult to more difﬁcult. Physical abuse—often not mentioned by either victim or perpetrator— should be considered in the following settings: ■ If injuries are unexplained, seem inconsistent with the patient’s story, are concealed by the patient, or cause embarrassment ■ If the patient has delayed getting treatment for trauma ■ If there is a past history of repeated injuries or “accidents” ■ If the patient or a person close to the patient has a history of alcohol or drug abuse.
If the Chief Complaint involves genitourinary symptoms, include the sexual history in the Present Illness. Chronic illness or serious symptoms such as pain or shortness of breath may also affect sexual function. For women, you can ask these questions as part of the Obstetric/Gynecologic section of the Past Medical History. You can include them during discussions about Health Maintenance, along with diet, exercise, and screening tests, or as part of the lifestyle issues or important relationships covered in the Personal and Social History.
Arrange the room so that you and the patient have eye contact and can read each other’s nonverbal cues. Seat the interpreter next to you and allow the interpreter and the patient to establish rapport. Address the patient directly. Reinforce your questions with nonverbal behaviors. Keep sentences short and simple. Focus on the most important concepts to communicate. Verify mutual understanding by asking the patient to repeat back what he or she has heard. Be patient. The interview will take more time and may provide less information.