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Group Empowerment of Battered Women as a Tool for Violence Prevention (EBW)

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: NCT00453466
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 29, 2007
Last Update Posted : March 29, 2007
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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Brief Summary:
Intimate partner violence 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 Intervention/treatment Phase
Domestic Violence Behavioral: EBW group intervention to empower battered women Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
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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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : December 2001
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2004

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Conflict tactics scale, Posttraumatic stress scale for
  2. family violence

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women living in the south, who had approached the center for help as battered women
  • Could fill out forms in Hebrew
  • Aged 20 and above

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age younger than 20
  • Not able to fill out forms in Hebrew
  • Not living in the southern district of Israel

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00453466

Sponsors and Collaborators
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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Study Director: Julie G Cwikel, Ph.D. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00453466     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CWHSP-03-2001
First Posted: March 29, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 29, 2007
Last Verified: March 2007

Keywords provided by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev:
women experiencing domestic violence