The Men's Domestic Abuse Check-Up Engages Adult Men Concerned About Their Abusive Behavior and Alcohol or Drug Use (MDACU)
|Domestic Violence Substance Abuse||Behavioral: Motivational Enhancement Therapy Behavioral: Educational information||Phase 1|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Stage 1B Study Motivating Substance Abusing Batterers to Seek Treatment.|
- treatment seeking [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
- self-report of intimate partner violence and substance use [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Behavioral: Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Two personal feedback sessions with counselor using motivational interviewing strategies.
Intimate Partner Violence, Substance Abuse, and HIV risky behaviors Education
Behavioral: Educational information
Educational brochure about legal, health and behavioral effects of intimate partner violence, substance abuse, and HIV risky behaviors
One hundred and forty adult men concerned about their substance use and behaviors toward intimate partners, recruited in Washington State, will be enrolled in the trial. Participants are recruited through print and radio ads. Following a baseline assessment, participants are then randomly assigned to receive one of two interventions:
- The experimental intervention is a two-session motivational enhancement treatment. A personalized feedback report, containing information from the participant's assessment as well as normative comparison data, is reviewed, with the counselor employing motivational interviewing strategies intended to impact study outcomes.
- The comparison condition involves an educational brochure focusing on the legal, health and behavioral effects of intimate partner violence, substance abuse, and HIV risky behaviors.
Following the two interventions, participants are reassessed at 1 week, 1 month, and 4 months following either intervention.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01621334
|United States, Washington|
|Innovative Programs Research Group, School of Social Work, University of Washington|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98105|
|Principal Investigator:||Lyungai F Mbilinyi, PhD||University of Washington School of Social Work|