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Testing Methods of Screening for Woman Abuse in Health Care Settings.

This study has been completed.
Ontario Women’s Health Council
Information provided by:
McMaster University Identifier:
First received: June 9, 2006
Last updated: November 28, 2006
Last verified: February 2005
Recent reviews have identified the need for additional high quality exploratory and evaluative research to understand 1) the actual impact on all women of instituting mass screening procedures versus using indicator-based approaches to identifying woman abuse and 2) the extent to which early identification through screening -- either universal or indicator-based is effective in preventing or ameliorating important outcomes. This is a critical first step in developing a larger randomized controlled trial (RCT) which examines the effectiveness of screening in preventing woman abuse, improving quality of life and other associated outcomes. This study prepares for the RCT by testing the optimal method of administration for the two screening instruments that will be used in the RCT. The administration formats are: computer-based screen, paper and pencil screen and face-to-face screen. They study will also determine recruitment rates.

Condition Intervention
Domestic Violence
Procedure: Woman Abuse Screening Tool
Procedure: Partner Violence Screen
Procedure: Computerized screening
Procedure: Face to face screening
Procedure: Written screening on forms

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Testing Screening Formats for Indicator-Based and Universal Screening Measurements in the Identification of Woman Abuse.

Further study details as provided by McMaster University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • disclosure rates for past year exposure to intimate partner violence

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • participant satisfaction with completing the instruments
  • missing data

Estimated Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: May 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2005

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women aged 18-64 years
  • Patients at the health care site
  • Able to participate in English
  • Able to separate from accompanying person(s)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Too ill to participate
  • Unable to separate from accompanying person(s)
  • Unable to speak, read, or write English
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00336297

Canada, Ontario
Cambridge Memorial Hospital - Emergency Department
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Carlisle Medical Centre
Carlisle, Ontario, Canada, L0R 1H0
City of Hamilton Public Health and Community Services Department
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8R 3L5
Hamilton Health Sciences Colposcopy Clinic
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8V 1C3
Victoria Family Medical Centre
London, Ontario, Canada, N5Z 2C1
London Health Sciences - Victoria Hospital Clinic 5A
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5W9
Norfolk General Hospital - Emergency Department
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, N3Y 1T7
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
Ontario Women’s Health Council
Principal Investigator: Harriet L MacMillan, MD, MSc McMaster University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00336297     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MacMillan_VAW_Testing_Trial
Study First Received: June 9, 2006
Last Updated: November 28, 2006

Keywords provided by McMaster University:
screening methods
intimate partner violence processed this record on April 25, 2017