Effectiveness of a Telephone Intervention to Improve the Mental Health of Abused Women

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
The University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01054898
First received: January 20, 2010
Last updated: January 31, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine if a telephone social support and empowerment intervention is more effective than usual community services in improving the mental health of community-dwelling women abused by their intimate partners.


Condition Intervention
Battered Women
Behavioral: advocacy intervention
Behavioral: usual community services

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A RCT to Test the Effectiveness of a Telephone Intervention to Improve the Mental Health of Community Dwelling Women Abused by Their Intimate Partners

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Further study details as provided by The University of Hong Kong:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • depression [ Time Frame: On completion of intervention and six months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • perceived social support [ Time Frame: On completion of intervention and six months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • health-related quality of life [ Time Frame: On completion of intervention and six months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • intimate partner violence [ Time Frame: On completion of intervention and six months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • safety behaviors [ Time Frame: On completion of intervention and six months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • utilization of health services [ Time Frame: On completion of intervention and six months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: advocacy intervention
A 12-week telephone social support and empowerment intervention consisting of empowerment training, scheduled weekly telephone calls, and 24-hour access to a hotline for abused women
Behavioral: advocacy intervention
A 12-week telephone social support and empowerment intervention consisting of empowerment training, scheduled weekly telephone calls, and 24-hour access to a hotline for abused women
Active Comparator: Usual community services
Standard care for abused women in the community
Behavioral: usual community services
standard care for abused women in the community

Detailed Description:

Depression is one of the most common mental health sequelae of intimate partner violence (IPV). Although a range of interventions have been tried to improve the mental health of women survivors of IPV, the results are inconclusive. In this trial, a 12-week advocacy intervention consisting of empowerment and telephone social support is provided to abused Chinese women in a community setting. Usual community services provide the control condition.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Chinese women 18 years of age or older
  • Self-report of psychological, physical or sexual abuse by their current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months
  • Live or work in a community within the catchment area of a community centre designated for the proposed study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Perpetrator is not an intimate partner
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01054898

Locations
China, Hong Kong SAR
Hong Kong SKH Lady MacLehose Centre
Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Hong Kong
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Agnes Tiwari, PhD The University of Hong Kong
  More Information

No publications provided by The University of Hong Kong

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Agnes Tiwari, The University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01054898     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UW 06-105 T/1130
Study First Received: January 20, 2010
Last Updated: January 31, 2010
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by The University of Hong Kong:
depression
spouse abuse
intervention studies

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