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Workplace Productivity of Persons Who Use Controlling Behavior With Intimate Partners

This study has been completed.
Harvard University
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Identifier:
First received: September 8, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted
The goal of this project is to pilot-test an instrument that is designed to assess the relationship between persons who use controlling behavior with intimate partners, as a risk factor for perpetrating intimate partner violence, and workplace productivity. The goal is to validate a survey instrument that can be applied to other workplace settings to measure productivity losses associated with controlling and aggressive behavior, which will serve to inform the development of workplace interventions designed to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV). This pilot-test will include two components of a survey conducted with employees in a workplace setting: questions to determine one’s controlling behavior or propensity for violence in an intimate relationship, and questions designed to assess levels of productivity as measured by days missed from work (absenteeism) and days at work with diminished functional output (presenteeism). We expect productivity to decrease as one’s controlling behavior or propensity for perpetrating IPV increases. This study represents one of the first workplace surveys designed to measure workplace productivity as a function of controlling or violent behavior. Successful results would argue for a more wide-scale testing of the instrument, which could ultimately lead to the development of workplace interventions designed to prevent IPV.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: perpetration of intimate partner violence

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Workplace Productivity of Persons Who Use Controlling Behavior With Intimate Partners

Further study details as provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Estimated Enrollment: 630
Study Start Date: November 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2005
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

- Participants will be recruited from the Maine Department of Labor (MDOL).

Exclusion Criteria:

- None

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00153452

United States, Massachusetts
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 02135
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Harvard University
Principal Investigator: Emily Rothman, ScD Harvard University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00153452     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCIPC-4606
Study First Received: September 8, 2005
Last Updated: September 8, 2005 processed this record on May 25, 2017