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Treatment of Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Abuse in a Substance Abuse Treatment Facility

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00847873
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 19, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 5, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paul M.G.Emmelkamp, VU University of Amsterdam

Brief Summary:
Intimate partner violence is a significant societal problem. There is considerable evidence that a strong relationship between the use of alcohol and other drugs and intimate partner violence exists. Besides, a few studies indicate that reducing substance use may have a positive impact on IPV. Therefore, in this study, patients in substance abuse treatment for the use of alcohol, cannabis or cocaine who also admit to perpetrating intimate partner violence will be randomly assigned to either cognitive behavioral therapy addressing substance abuse combined with treatment for offenders of intimate partner violence or substance abuse treatment alone.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Domestic Violence Substance Abuse Behavioral: substance abuse/domestic violence treatment Behavioral: Cognitive behavioral therapy addressing substance abuse Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Intimate partner violence is a significant societal problem. However, treatment of IPV perpetrators is far from effective, which may be partly due to the fact that the role of substance abuse is not taken into account. There is considerable evidence that a strong relationship between the use of alcohol and other drugs and intimate partner violence exists. Besides, a few studies indicate that reducing substance use may have a positive impact on IPV. Therefore, in this study, patients in substance abuse treatment for the use of alcohol, cannabis or cocaine who also admit to perpetrating intimate partner violence will be randomly assigned to either cognitive behavioral therapy addressing substance abuse combined with treatment for offenders of intimate partner violence or substance abuse treatment alone.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Abuse in a Substance Abuse: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : October 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Combined SU/IPV treatment
A combined treatment containing cognitive behavioral therapy addressing partner violence and cognitive behavioral therapy addressing substance abuse
Behavioral: substance abuse/domestic violence treatment
This intervention is comprised of 16 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy. 8 sessions are addressing partner violence and 8 sessions are addressing substance abuse
Other Names:
  • Treatment for intimate partner violence
  • Treatment for addiction

Active Comparator: control condition
Cognitive behavioral therapy addressing substance abuse
Behavioral: Cognitive behavioral therapy addressing substance abuse
This intervention is comprised of 16 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy addressing substance abuse.
Other Name: Treatment for addiction




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Substance use: Timeline followback interview (TLFB) [ Time Frame: pretest, posttest, 6 & 12 months follow-up ]
  2. IPV: Conflict Tactics Scale 2 (CTS2) [ Time Frame: pretest, halfway treatment, posttest, 6 and 12 months follow-up ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) [ Time Frame: pretest, posttest ]
  2. Substance use: Quick drinking and drug use screen [ Time Frame: Pretest, halfway treatment, posttest, 6 and 12 months follow-up ]
  3. Maudsley Marital Questionnaire (MMQ) [ Time Frame: Pretest, posttest, 6 and 12 months follow-up ]
  4. Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire [ Time Frame: posttest ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Perpetration of intimate partner violence in the past year
  • Substance abuse or dependence (current)
  • Currently in a relationship

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not sufficient fluency in Dutch to complete treatment and measures
  • (Ab)use of crack cocaine and/or heroin
  • Psychosis
  • Psychopathy

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Locations
Netherlands
JellinekMentrum
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
VU University of Amsterdam
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Paul M. Emmelkamp, PhD. University of Amsterdam

Responsible Party: Paul M.G.Emmelkamp, Prof. Dr. P.M.G. Emmelkamp, VU University of Amsterdam
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00847873     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-KP-466
First Posted: February 19, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 5, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013

Keywords provided by Paul M.G.Emmelkamp, VU University of Amsterdam:
intimate partner violence
domestic violence
alcohol abuse
alcohol dependence
drug abuse
drug dependence
addiction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders