Mental Health Symptoms and Intimate Partner Violence

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00166075
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: December 12, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
  Purpose

Using a touch screen computer, the researchers are screening emergency department patients for intimate partner violence and mental health issues.


Condition Intervention
Domestic Violence
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Depression
Procedure: Computer screen with community resource printout

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Mental Health Symptoms and Intimate Partner Violence

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Further study details as provided by Emory University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Increased levels of PTSD
  • Increased levels of suicidality
  • Increased levels of depression

Enrollment: 569
Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: December 2007
Primary Completion Date: December 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Female ED patients
All eligible African American female patients were approached in the ED waiting room during study periods. Patients participated in the screening process via a computer kiosk. Questions regarding IPV and mental health symptoms were asked using validated tools
Procedure: Computer screen with community resource printout
Patients participated in the screening process via a computer kiosk. Questions regarding IPV and mental health symptoms were asked using validated tools

Detailed Description:

Using a touch screen computer, the researchers are screening emergency department patients for intimate partner violence and mental health issues. The researchers are looking to see if those who participate in a computer screen and are given referral lists as well as having the computer printout placed on the physician clipboard, will increase physician awareness and recognition as well as patient use of resources compared to usual care.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

All eligible African American female patients were approached in the ED waiting room during study periods. Patients participated in the screening process via a computer kiosk. Questions regarding IPV and mental health symptoms were asked using validated tools.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female patients between the ages of 18-55 who present to the waiting room of the emergency department during study time periods

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Psychotic
  • Acutely intoxicated
  • Too ill to participate
  • Unable to read
  • Not English speaking
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00166075

Locations
United States, Georgia
Grady Memorial Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30303
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Debra Houry Emory University
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator, Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00166075     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0304-2003a, 5K23069375
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: December 12, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Emory University:
Suicidality
PTSD
depression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Anxiety Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 23, 2014