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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

January 20, 2010
January 31, 2010
February 2007
December 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
depression [ Time Frame: On completion of intervention and six months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01054898 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • 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 ]
Same as current
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Effectiveness of a Telephone Intervention to Improve the Mental Health of Abused Women
A RCT to Test the Effectiveness of a Telephone Intervention to Improve the Mental Health of Community Dwelling Women Abused by Their Intimate Partners

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.

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.

Interventional
Not Provided
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Battered 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
  • Behavioral: usual community services
    standard care for abused women in the community
  • 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
    Intervention: Behavioral: advocacy intervention
  • Active Comparator: Usual community services
    Standard care for abused women in the community
    Intervention: Behavioral: usual community services

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
200
June 2009
December 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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
Female
18 Years and older
Yes
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China
 
NCT01054898
UW 06-105 T/1130
No
Agnes Tiwari, The University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong
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Principal Investigator: Agnes Tiwari, PhD The University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong
January 2010

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