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Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation Program (DOVE)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00465556
First Posted: April 25, 2007
Last Update Posted: April 3, 2015
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Collaborator:
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Phyllis Sharps, Johns Hopkins University
  Purpose

DOVE Home Visit Program is a brochure based intervention delivery by public health nurses which aims to prevent and reduce intimate partner violence against pregnant and postpartum women and their infants.

The purpose of the study is to test the effect of home visits on reducing domestic violence and improving the lives of pregnant women and their children.


Condition Intervention Phase
Domestic Violence Behavioral: Public Health Nurse Home Visit Behavioral: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Protocol Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation Program - DOVE

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Phyllis Sharps, Johns Hopkins University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reducing children's exposure to Intimate Partner Violence [ Time Frame: Baseline (entry into the study), birth of the infant, and 3, 6, 12 and 24 months after the infant's birth. ]
  • Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence [ Time Frame: Baseline (entry into the study), birth of the infant, and 3, 6, 12 and 24 months after the infant's birth. ]
  • Reducing Intimate Partner Violence [ Time Frame: Baseline (entry into the study), birth of the infant, and 3, 6, 12 and 24 months after the infant's birth. ]

Enrollment: 239
Study Start Date: February 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Dove Intervention
Behavioral: Public Health Nurse Home Visit
The perinatal public health nurse home visit intervention also includes a trifold brochure, printed on 8X10 inch paper, with 6 panels, that can be read with the woman in an interactive manner so that the woman is encouraged to describe her experiences and choose her options as they proceed. Participants will receive three prenatal and three postpartum sessions. The first prenatal sessions will be given during the first (enrollment), second, and third trimesters, with at least three weeks between sessions. Women entering the study after the first trimester will receive the initial session at enrollment, with two subsequent sessions spread out over the remainder of the scheduled prenatal home visitation program sessions.
Active Comparator: 2
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Protocol
Behavioral: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Protocol
The current protocol in use by the participating health departments when a women screens positive for intimate partner violence (IPV), current or history within the last year.

Detailed Description:
Outcomes will provide intervention efficacy data about a public health nurse home visit intervention aimed at reducing and preventing intimate partner violence and children's exposure to IVP as well as prospective information about patterns of intimate partner violence.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women 31 weeks or less gestation, over age 18, with a history of intimate partner violence within the past 2 years, and who are willing to participate in the home visit program

Exclusion Criteria:

Age 17 or less. History of partner violence beyond 2 years. Not participating in home visit program. Does not speak English

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00465556


Locations
United States, Maryland
Baltimore City Health Department
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205
United States, Missouri
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services; Missouri Community Based Home Visiting Program and Lutheran and Family Children's Services in Columbia and Springfield
Columbia, Missouri, United States, 65211
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN Johns Hopkins University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Phyllis Sharps, Professor, Associate Dean, Johns Hopkins University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00465556     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NR009093
1R01NR009093-01A2 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: April 23, 2007
First Posted: April 25, 2007
Last Update Posted: April 3, 2015
Last Verified: March 2015