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Brief Intervention to Reduce Drinking Among Batterers

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Butler Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The University of Tennessee Knoxville Identifier:
First received: September 25, 2007
Last updated: December 17, 2012
Last verified: December 2012

The goal of this project is to examine whether, relative to standard care, violence and alcohol use outcomes can be improved by a brief, motivationally based adjunct alcohol treatment for men enrolled in batterer intervention programs. We hypothesize that men randomized to also receive the brief alcohol intervention will have better partner violence and alcohol use outcomes than men who are randomized to the batterer intervention program alone.

Condition Intervention Phase
Intimate Partner Violence
Alcohol Use
Behavioral: Standard Batterer Intervention
Behavioral: Brief Alcohol Intervention
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Brief Intervention to Reduce Drinking Among Batterers

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Further study details as provided by The University of Tennessee Knoxville:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Intimate partner violence Substance use [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 253
Study Start Date: July 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Standard 40 hour state-mandated batterer intervention
Behavioral: Standard Batterer Intervention
Standard state-mandated batterer intervention program (40 hours)
Brief alcohol intervention combined with standard batterer intervention
Behavioral: Brief Alcohol Intervention
Brief alcohol intervention combined with state mandated batterer intervention program


Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participation in a batterer intervention program
  • Hazardous drinking
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00539955

United States, Rhode Island
Butler Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02906
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Tennessee Knoxville
Butler Hospital
Principal Investigator: Gregory L. Stuart, PhD University of Tennessee-Knoxville & Butler Hospital
Principal Investigator: David Strong, PhD Butler Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: The University of Tennessee Knoxville Identifier: NCT00539955     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIAAA-STU_014193_0111-001-M, R01AA014193
Study First Received: September 25, 2007
Last Updated: December 17, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by The University of Tennessee Knoxville:
intimate partner violence
alcohol use
substance use

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol Drinking
Drinking Behavior
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 20, 2014