Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

HARK Questions

 

H ->      HUMILIATION
Within the last year, have you been humiliated or emotionally abused in other ways by your partner or your ex-partner?
A ->      AFRAID
Within the last year, have you been afraid of your partner or ex-partner?
R ->    RAPE
Within the last year, have you been raped or forced to have any kind of sexual activity by your partner or ex-partner?
K ->      KICK
Within the last year, have you been kicked, hit, slapped or otherwise physically hurt by your partner or ex-partner?
 
One point is given for every yes answer; a score of ≥ 1 is positive for IPV.