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Treatment for Men Who Are Abusive to Their Partners

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Timothy A Sparklin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00070863
First received: October 8, 2003
Last updated: August 19, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
  Purpose

This study will develop an individual behavior therapy for men who are violent toward their partners and will compare the therapy to standard group treatment.


Condition Intervention Phase
Domestic Violence
Behavioral: Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Behavior Therapy for Partner Violent Men

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Further study details as provided by University of Maryland, Baltimore County:

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: June 2002
Primary Completion Date: December 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

To date, treatment interventions for domestic abuse perpetrators have been conducted almost exclusively in groups. However, the efficacy of such treatments relative to no treatment has not been thoroughly evaluated. Evidence suggests that individual treatments may be more effective than group treatments. This study will combine motivational enhancement therapy with cognitive and behavior change techniques to treat men who abuse their partners.

This study will be conducted in two phases. In Phase 1, an individual cognitive behavior therapy (ICBT) manual will be constructed. During Phase 2, participants will be randomly assigned to receive either 16 sessions of ICBT or 16 sessions of standard group therapy. Data on abusive behavior outcomes and secondary treatment targets will be collected from participants and their partners every 3 months for 1 year after the study.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Involved in male-to-female physical aggression in the past 12 months or has a history of severe male-to-female aggression in a relationship
  • Current involvement in a primary intimate relationship (cohabiting, dating, or married) for at least 6 months, with partner contact at least once per week
  • Willingness to provide written consent for partner contact
  • Partner provides verbal assent for the use of information during an initial phone interview and agrees to be re-contacted for scheduled follow-up interviews

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Psychotic symptoms or severe mood disorder
  • Mental retardation, autism, dementia, delirium, catatonia, or other severe cognitive disorders
  • Severe head trauma in the past two years
  • Seizure disorder
  • Current diagnosis of alcohol dependence or drug dependence. Participants must be in remission for at least 6 months if a past diagnosis is present.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00070863

Locations
United States, Maryland
Domestic Violence Center of Howard County
Columbia, Maryland, United States, 21045
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christopher M. Murphy, PhD University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Timothy A Sparklin, Research Compliance Officer, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00070863     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R21 MH64562, R21MH064562, DSIR AT-AS
Study First Received: October 8, 2003
Last Updated: August 19, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 25, 2014