Treatment of Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Abuse in a Substance Abuse Treatment Facility

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paul M.G.Emmelkamp, VU University of Amsterdam
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00847873
First received: February 18, 2009
Last updated: November 3, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
  Purpose

Intimate partner violence is a significant societal problem. There is considerable evidence that a strong relationship between the use of alcohol and other drugs and intimate partner violence exists. Besides, a few studies indicate that reducing substance use may have a positive impact on IPV. Therefore, in this study, patients in substance abuse treatment for the use of alcohol, cannabis or cocaine who also admit to perpetrating intimate partner violence will be randomly assigned to either cognitive behavioral therapy addressing substance abuse combined with treatment for offenders of intimate partner violence or substance abuse treatment alone.


Condition Intervention
Domestic Violence
Substance Abuse
Behavioral: substance abuse/domestic violence treatment
Behavioral: Cognitive behavioral therapy addressing substance abuse

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Abuse in a Substance Abuse: a Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by VU University of Amsterdam:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Substance use: Timeline followback interview (TLFB) [ Time Frame: pretest, posttest, 6 & 12 months follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • IPV: Conflict Tactics Scale 2 (CTS2) [ Time Frame: pretest, halfway treatment, posttest, 6 and 12 months follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) [ Time Frame: pretest, posttest ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Substance use: Quick drinking and drug use screen [ Time Frame: Pretest, halfway treatment, posttest, 6 and 12 months follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Maudsley Marital Questionnaire (MMQ) [ Time Frame: Pretest, posttest, 6 and 12 months follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire [ Time Frame: posttest ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Combined SU/IPV treatment
A combined treatment containing cognitive behavioral therapy addressing partner violence and cognitive behavioral therapy addressing substance abuse
Behavioral: substance abuse/domestic violence treatment
This intervention is comprised of 16 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy. 8 sessions are addressing partner violence and 8 sessions are addressing substance abuse
Other Names:
  • Treatment for intimate partner violence
  • Treatment for addiction
Active Comparator: control condition
Cognitive behavioral therapy addressing substance abuse
Behavioral: Cognitive behavioral therapy addressing substance abuse
This intervention is comprised of 16 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy addressing substance abuse.
Other Name: Treatment for addiction

Detailed Description:

Intimate partner violence is a significant societal problem. However, treatment of IPV perpetrators is far from effective, which may be partly due to the fact that the role of substance abuse is not taken into account. There is considerable evidence that a strong relationship between the use of alcohol and other drugs and intimate partner violence exists. Besides, a few studies indicate that reducing substance use may have a positive impact on IPV. Therefore, in this study, patients in substance abuse treatment for the use of alcohol, cannabis or cocaine who also admit to perpetrating intimate partner violence will be randomly assigned to either cognitive behavioral therapy addressing substance abuse combined with treatment for offenders of intimate partner violence or substance abuse treatment alone.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Perpetration of intimate partner violence in the past year
  • Substance abuse or dependence (current)
  • Currently in a relationship

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not sufficient fluency in Dutch to complete treatment and measures
  • (Ab)use of crack cocaine and/or heroin
  • Psychosis
  • Psychopathy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00847873

Locations
Netherlands
JellinekMentrum
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
VU University of Amsterdam
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Paul M. Emmelkamp, PhD. VU University of Amsterdam
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Paul M.G.Emmelkamp, Prof. Dr. P.M.G. Emmelkamp, VU University of Amsterdam
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00847873     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-KP-466
Study First Received: February 18, 2009
Last Updated: November 3, 2013
Health Authority: Netherlands: Independent Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by VU University of Amsterdam:
intimate partner violence
domestic violence
alcohol abuse
alcohol dependence
drug abuse
drug dependence
addiction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders

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