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Effect of a Micro-finance-based Intervention for the Prevention of Intimate-partner Violence and HIV

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02606344
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 17, 2015
Last Update Posted : November 17, 2015
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Sonal Foundation, India
Vinita Nursing Home, India
Macmillan Research Group UK
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
NMP Medical Research Institute

Brief Summary:
The high rates of HIV infection in women have brought into sharp focus the problem of violence against women. There is a growing recognition that women and girls' risk of and vulnerability to HIV infection is shaped by deep-rooted and pervasive gender inequalities violence against them in particular. The links between intimate partner violence and HIV/AIDS are explained by biological as well as sociocultural and economic factors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV AIDS Domestic Violence Other: Mico-finance based intervention Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 561 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of a Micro-finance-based Intervention for the Prevention of Intimate-partner Violence and HIV: a Multi-centric Randomized Trial
Study Start Date : September 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention Group (IG)
Loans were provided to poor women who enrolled in the intervention group. A participatory learning and action curriculum was integrated into loan meetings, which took place every 2 weeks.
Other: Mico-finance based intervention
No Intervention: Control Group (CG)



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of New Sexually Transmitted Infections [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of women Reporting Physical, Sexual, or Psychological Partner Violence [ Time Frame: 12 Months ]
  2. Proportion of unprotected sexual acts with partner [ Time Frame: 12 month ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • at least 18 years old;
  • Must plan to reside in study areas for the next 12 months
  • Must visit camp at least 1 time per week
  • Must provide contact information of friend or family member

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unwilling to provide local information
  • Psychological disturbance, cognitive impairment or threatening behavior

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Locations
India
Sonal Foundation
Mahesana, Gujarat, India, 384001
Vinita Nursing Home
Hindaun, Rajasthan, India
NMP Medical Research Institute
Deharadun, Uttarakhand, India
Sponsors and Collaborators
NMP Medical Research Institute
Sonal Foundation, India
Vinita Nursing Home, India
Macmillan Research Group UK
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kalvinder Kour, MBA NMP Medical Research Institute, India
Study Director: Neha Sharma, PhD Macmillan Research Group UK
Principal Investigator: Vinita Makkad, MD Vinita Nursing Home, India

Responsible Party: NMP Medical Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02606344     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: nmp/22186
First Posted: November 17, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 17, 2015
Last Verified: November 2015