Group Empowerment of Battered Women as a Tool for Violence Prevention (EBW)
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Intimate partnerviolence against women is a significant global health problem. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that a group intervention based on empowerment theory of Paolo Freire would be effective as a means to reduce the extent and prevent violence among women whose partners were violent toward them.
Condition or disease
Behavioral: EBW group intervention to empower battered women
A randomized controlled trial (N=141) with two control groups (one individual psychotherapeutic treatment and the other a usual care group treatment) was conducted in a violence treatment center in the South of Israel The treatment protocol designed to empower battered women (EBW) was conducted with 12 groups over a period of two years. Assessments were made before, immediately following and at an 8 month follow up following the intervention.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
20 Years to 70 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Women living in the south, who had approached the center for help as battered women