Computer-Assisted Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in Family Practice

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified April 2008 by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
University of Toronto
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by:
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00385034
First received: October 4, 2006
Last updated: April 21, 2008
Last verified: April 2008
  Purpose

This study tested the effectiveness of computer-assisted screening for identifying patients at risk of intimate partner violence (IPV) in a Canadian family practice. It was hypothesized that the use of computer-assisted screening among female patients would lead to higher rates of IPV discussion-opportunity and IPV detection during medical consultations, compared to patients receiving standard medical care.


Condition Intervention
Screening for Partner Violence
Device: Interactive computer based health-risk survey before doctor's visit

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Computer-Assisted Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in Family Practice - a Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Discussion-opportunity about risk of partner abuse during physician-patient medical encounter (audiotaped data)
  • Detection of partner abuse during physician-patient medical encounter (audio taped data)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient acceptance of the computer-assisted screening(paper-pencil exit survey)

Estimated Enrollment: 280
Study Start Date: March 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2008
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • woman
  • at least 18 years of age
  • visiting one of the participant physicians
  • in a current or recent intimate relationship during the last 12 months
  • having the ability to speak and read English and give consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • visiting a provider other than the regular family physician
  • new patient
  • previously approached for the study
  • very sick
  • had a dual appointment (herself and accompanied dependent)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00385034

Locations
Canada, Ontario
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
University of Toronto
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wendy Levinson, MD, FRCPC St. Michael's Hospital and University of Toronto
Principal Investigator: Farah Ahmad, PhD(student) St. Michael's Hospital and University of Toronto
  More Information

No publications provided by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00385034     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AL-777601096-01, CIHR Fellowship: 17744, CIHR/OWHC Fellowship: 24050
Study First Received: October 4, 2006
Last Updated: April 21, 2008
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto:
randomized controlled trial
RCT
partner violence
IPV
screening
family practice
computer

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014