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Impact Evaluation Study of The Faithful House Programme on Violence Reduction in Families (TFHEVAL)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2014 by Savannas Forever Tanzania.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02168985
First Posted: June 20, 2014
Last Update Posted: July 8, 2014
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Collaborators:
National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Savannas Forever Tanzania
  Purpose

The Faithful House (TFH), is a 3-day faith-based skills-building curriculum which aims to increase household resilience by strengthening families. TFH draws on improved communication and conflict resolution skill building and the individual's faith-values as a catalyst for transformation in attitudes regarding gender roles in care giving and the use of violence in the home. The study hypothesis is that couples who complete the Faithful House Programme will demonstrate increased communication skills with their spouses and children, which reduces the negative impact of family stress triggers and ultimately leads to a reduction of intimate partner violence witnessed by children as well as physical and emotional violence against children by parents.

The mixed methods study will include a Randomized Control Trial (RCT) of HIV/AIDS infected or conflicted couples and a child in each household, focus group discussions (FGD) of men, women and children and key informant interviews of local experts in family violence and social protection service network providers.


Condition Intervention
Child Maltreatment Behavioral: TFH program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Impact Evaluation for the Faithful House Program in Reducing Violence in Families in Which Couples Are Discordant or HIV/AIDS Positive in Arusha Region, in Tanzania

Further study details as provided by Savannas Forever Tanzania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of violence against or witnessed by children insults, and threats of physical harm and abandonment in the past three months and similar violent acts between partners that are observed by their children ages 10-17. [ Time Frame: Baseline and three months after couples attend seminar ]
    Change in self-reported incidence by parents and children (10-17) of acts of physical and emotional violence against children such as kicking, hitting, verbal insults, and threats of physical harm and abandonment and similar violent acts between partners that are observed by their children ages 10-17 years at baseline and three-months after couples attend seminar.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Attitudes about violence [ Time Frame: Baseline and three months after seminar ]
    The study will measure changes in men, women's and children (age 10-17) attitudes related to the use of emotional and physical violence using self-reported ratings of agreement using agreement (yes/no) or (strongly disagree, disagree, neither agree nor disagree, agree and strongly agree) on statements about the acceptability of violence in different situations such as infidelity, burning food, disobedience. Respondents survey at baseline and three months after seminar.


Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: July 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Attend TFH Program
Couples attend the three-day Faithful House Training program immediately
Behavioral: TFH program
The Faithful House (TFH), is a three-day faith-based skills-building curriculum. The curriculum aims to increase household resilience by strengthening families and couples' relationships through enhanced couple communication
Other Name: The Faithful House Training (TFH) Program
No Intervention: Wait-listed for TFH Program
Couples attend The Faithful House program three-months after the initial group

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  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Both male and female partners in an HIV AIDS conflicted couple
  • Has at least one child age 10 to 17 years living in couple's household

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02168985


Contacts
Contact: Dorothy Brewster Lee, MD +255 764501245 dkm4dbl@gmail.com
Contact: Susan M James, MBA +255 783514380 susan.james@sftz.org

Locations
Tanzania
Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre Not yet recruiting
Arusha, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Contact: John A Laiser    + 255 754761295    johnlaiser@yahoo.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Savannas Forever Tanzania
National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Susan M James, MBA Savannas Forever Tanzania
Principal Investigator: Sarah Milder, MPH Arundel Street Consulting
Principal Investigator: Bernard J Ngowi, MD PhD National Institute for Medical Research
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Savannas Forever Tanzania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02168985     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SFTZ-C&VECF
First Submitted: June 18, 2014
First Posted: June 20, 2014
Last Update Posted: July 8, 2014
Last Verified: July 2014

Keywords provided by Savannas Forever Tanzania:
Child violence
HIV AIDS conflicted couples
Intimate partner violence
Tanzania
Marriage counseling
Child maltreatment
Couples communication