Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Woman Abuse Screening Tool (WAST)
  1. In general, how would you describe your relationship?
      lot of tension
      some tension
      no tension
  2. Do you and your partner work out arguments with:
      great difficulty
      some difficulty
      no difficulty
  3. Do arguments ever result in you feeling down or bad about yourself?
      often
      sometimes
      never
  4. Do arguments ever result in hitting, kicking or pushing?
      often
      sometimes
      never
  5. Do you ever feel frightened by what your partner says or does?
      often
      sometimes
      never
  6. Has your partner ever abused you physically?
      often
      sometimes
      never
  7. Has your partner ever abused you emotionally?
      often
      sometimes
      never
  8. Has your partner ever abused you sexually?
      often
      sometimes
      never