Impact Assessment of the Rural Response System to Reduce Violence Against Women in Ghana (GhanaCHiPS)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03237585|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 2, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 2, 2017
AIM: To assess the community level impact of the Gender Centre's Rural Response System (RRS) in reducing violence against women (VAW) in Ghana.
Design: An unmatched cluster randomised controlled trial with two arms i) Intervention arm- Receive Gender Centre's RRS /COMBAT package for communities as well as state agencies. Control arm - No intervention. Qualitative component Setting: Rural and urban communities in the Central Region of Ghana. i). Rural and urban communities in four (4) Districts located in the Central Region of Ghana. Two districts are along the Coast (Abura and Komenda) while the other two (Agona and Upper Denkyira) are inland districts.
ii). State Agencies (DOVVSU/Police, CHRAJ, Social Welfare, and Health Services).
Interventions: Carried out in two Districts - Agona district and Komenda district. Workings of the intervention arm will be facilitated by the Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre in Ghana.
Sample size: A total of 3280 adults (1640 women and 1640 men) from 20 clusters per trial arm (approximately 82 households per cluster) will be recruited at baseline and again at post-intervention survey. Sampling format will be a community survey with independent samples design (i.e. in each community, the people surveyed at baseline may not necessarily be the same people who are surveyed at post intervention. Clusters refer to the selected localities and their participating communities in each district.
Evaluation design: Pre-test all study participants with a standardized instrument then introduce the independent variable (intervention) to the experimental group while withholding it from the control group. After 24 months of intervention, post-test both groups with the same instrument and under the same conditions as the pretest (baseline). Compare the amount of change in dependent variable for both experimental and control groups.
Data analysis: The data will be analysed by intention to treat. The past 12 months prevalence of IPV will be compared between arms in the study.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Domestic Violence Physical Violence Sexual Violence||Behavioral: Rural response system (RRS) intervention to reduce violence against women||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||3280 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Impact Assessment of the Rural Response System to Reduce Violence Against Women in Ghana|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 1, 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 1, 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 30, 2018|
|Experimental: i) Intervention arm- Receive Gender Centre's RRS package||
Behavioral: Rural response system (RRS) intervention to reduce violence against women
The Rural Response System which uses the strategy of trained community members known as Community-based action team, COMBAT to undertake awareness-raising on gender-based violence as well as providing support to victims of violence to access justice and other relevant services.
|No Intervention: No intervention|
- Past year incidence of intimate partner violence [ Time Frame: 1 year ]The primary outcome indicator for this impact assessment is past year incidence of IPV (perpetration of physical and/or sexual IPV for men and experience for women).
- Institutional assessment of violence against women cases [ Time Frame: 3 years ]Assess reported cases of violence against women
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03237585
|Contact: Richard Adanu, PhD||+233 (0) firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com|
|Contact: Adolphina Addo-Lartey, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rural and Urban Communities||Recruiting|
|Abura, Komenda, Agona, Upper Denkyira, Central Region, Ghana|
|Contact: Adolphina Addo-Lartey, PhD email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Richard Adanu, PhD||University of Ghana|