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Safety and Effectiveness of Computer Screening for Intimate Partner Violence

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00166062
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 20, 2013
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Emory University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to see if using a computer kiosk to screen men and women for intimate partner violence victimization and perpetration is safe and effective. We hypothesize that screening will not result in any adverse events.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Domestic Violence Perpetration Procedure: Screening patients for IPV Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
All eligible ER patients will be screened during study times for IPV victimization and perpetration. All victims will be followed at 1 week and 3 months to determine any adverse outcomes. Perpetrators will only be followed in the ED for adverse outcomes after screening. All patients who disclose IPV victimization or perpetration will get a list of community resources. Victims will be asked at follow up what resources they used.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Study Start Date : January 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2007

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adverse events in the ED
  2. Increased violence at follow up

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria: Men and women age 18-55 who present to the emergency department waiting room during study hours


Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acutely intoxicated, psychotic, unable to read, not English speaking

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00166062

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United States, Georgia
Grady Memorial Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30303
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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Principal Investigator: Debra Houry Emory University
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Responsible Party: Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator, Emory University Identifier: NCT00166062    
Other Study ID Numbers: 0304-2003
R49/CCR423113-03 ( Other Identifier: Other )
First Posted: September 14, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 20, 2013
Last Verified: September 2013
Keywords provided by Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Emory University:
intimate partner violence