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Safety and Effectiveness of Computer Screening for Intimate Partner Violence

This study has been completed.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Emory University Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: September 19, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
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 Intervention
Domestic Violence
Procedure: Screening patients for IPV

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind

Further study details as provided by Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Emory University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse events in the ED
  • Increased violence at follow up

Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: December 2007
Primary Completion Date: December 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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.

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: NCT00166062

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)
Principal Investigator: Debra Houry Emory University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator, Emory University Identifier: NCT00166062     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0304-2003
R49/CCR423113-03 ( Other Identifier: Other )
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: September 19, 2013

Keywords provided by Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Emory University:
intimate partner violence
perpetration processed this record on May 25, 2017