The SASA! Study: An Evaluation of a Community Intervention to Address Gender-based Violence and Reduce HIV/AIDS Risk in Uganda

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2012 by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Raising Voices
Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention, Uganda
Makerere University
Sigrid Rausing Trust
Irish Aid
Stephen Lewis Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Charlotte Watts, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00790959
First received: November 13, 2008
Last updated: February 21, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
  Purpose

The SASA! Study is a cluster randomized trial of a community mobilization intervention for the prevention of HIV and gender based violence. The study is being conducted in Kampala, Uganda.


Condition Intervention
Intimate Partner Violence
HIV
Behavioral: SASA!
Other: Control

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The SASA! Study: a Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of a Community Mobilisation Intervention to Prevention Violence Against Women and Reduce HIV/AIDS Risk in Kampala, Uganda

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Further study details as provided by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Past year experience of physical violence by an intimate partner (among women partnered in past year) [ Time Frame: 4 years after intervention implementation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Past year experience of sexual violence by an intimate partner (among women partnered in the past year) [ Time Frame: 4 years after intervention implementation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Acceptability of violence against women [ Time Frame: 4 years after intervention implementation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Acceptability of a woman refusing sex [ Time Frame: 4 years after intervention implementation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Community response to women experiencing physical and/or sexual IPV in past year (among women reporting physical/sexual IPV in past year) [ Time Frame: 4 years after intervention implementation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Past year concurrent sexual partner (among men partnered in past year) [ Time Frame: 4 years after intervention implementation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 800
Study Start Date: October 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: SASA! Behavioral: SASA!

A community mobilization approach to try to change community and individual attitudes and behaviours that support both the perpetration of violence against women and HIV risk behaviours

The intervention team engages with four major groups of actors: community volunteers selected from the general public; community leaders (e.g. religious, cultural and local council leaders); resource persons (health care providers, police, etc); and institutional leaders. The community volunteers are a key component of the intensive intervention.

Active Comparator: Control Other: Control

Control communities will receive the full SASA! intervention after completion of the SASA! Study.

For the duration of the study, they will receive a less intensive intervention comprising the Division-level elements of SASA! (involving community leaders, resource persons and institutional leaders) without the community volunteers.


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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 49 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Lived in the community for at least one year
  • Aged 18-49 years
  • Satisfy gender requirement for sampling sub-cluster

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Lack of informed consent
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00790959

Contacts
Contact: Lori Michau, MA +256 41 4531186 lori.michau@raisingvoices.org
Contact: Charlotte Watts, PhD +44 (0) 20 7927 2412 charlotte.watts@lshtm.ac.uk

Locations
Uganda
Raising Voices Recruiting
Kampala, Uganda
Principal Investigator: Lori Michau, MA         
Sponsors and Collaborators
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Raising Voices
Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention, Uganda
Makerere University
Sigrid Rausing Trust
Irish Aid
Stephen Lewis Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Charlotte Watts, PhD London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Charlotte Watts, Professor of Social and Mathematical Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00790959     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PHHPSASA1
Study First Received: November 13, 2008
Last Updated: February 21, 2012
Health Authority: Uganda: Makerere University Ethics Board
Uganda: National Council of Science and Technology

Keywords provided by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine:
Intimate Partner Violence
HIV/AIDS
Gender
Prevention
Community mobilisation
Uganda

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 10, 2014