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Video Intervention Adjuncts

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03658499
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 5, 2018
Last Update Posted : September 5, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rory Newlands, University of Nevada, Reno

Brief Summary:

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a common occurrence in the U.S. Victims of IPV are at an elevated risk of experiencing a variety of physical and mental health consequences, which frequently co-occur and act synergistically, placing victims at a higher risk for revictimization. Experts recommend that interventions for victims of IPV focus on helping victims attain more balanced emotions and behaviors, rather than treating specific nosologies. One transdiagnostic treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), focused on helping individuals gain more balanced emotions and behaviors, has shown success in treating victims of IPV. However, the DBT for IPV treatment protocol is not without it's limitations. Specifically, clients may need additional exposure to the skills and concepts taught in the treatment. Yet, additional exposure to the skills facilitated though a therapist is difficult to do given the limited budgets for services for victims of IPV and the client provider gap. In order to address the client provider gap, increase exposure to the skills, and to increase skills acquisition and generalization, video intervention adjuncts (VIAs) have been developed to serve as treatment adjuncts for the DBT for IPV skills group.

The objective of the current study is to conduct a randomized control trial examining the treatment utility and participant acceptability of the two-day DBT for IPV skills group plus the VIAs versus treatment as usual (the two-day DBT for IPV skills group without the VIAs). The following hypotheses will be examined: 1) those in the experimental VIA condition will experience treatment gains above and beyond those in the control (treatment as usual) condition; 2) those in the experimental VIA condition will view the VIAs as acceptable; and 3) those in the experimental VIA condition will report a greater frequency of using the skills than those in the control condition.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Domestic Violence Behavioral: two day skills group plus treatment adjuncts Behavioral: two day skills group control group Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Participants will be divided by strata (court mandated vs. voluntary) and randomly assigned to either the experimental or control condition, after completing the two-day skills group, via a research randomizer (Urbaniak & Plous, 2013), which randomly generates numbers that designate the assignment condition of each participant.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluating the Clinical Utility and Client Acceptability of Video Intervention
Actual Study Start Date : July 26, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Experimental

Those assigned to the experimental condition will be provided with treatment as usual (the two day skills group) and exposure to the video intervention adjuncts.

two day skills group plus treatment adjuncts

Behavioral: two day skills group plus treatment adjuncts
The modified dialectical behavior therapy protocol for victims of intimate partner violence dedicates additional time to address validation of self and others in order to mitigate the impact of punishing social relations, and increase the victims' access to positive reinforcement (Iverson et al., 2009). The modified protocol covers the same four major modules as the original DBT protocol in an abbreviated manner. Participants in this group will be provided with the treatment adjuncts.

control

Those in the control condition will be provided with treatment as usual (the two day skills group) without access to the video intervention adjuncts.

two day skills group control group

Behavioral: two day skills group control group
The modified dialectical behavior therapy protocol for victims of intimate partner violence dedicates additional time to address validation of self and others in order to mitigate the impact of punishing social relations, and increase the victims' access to positive reinforcement (Iverson et al., 2009). The modified protocol covers the same four major modules as the original DBT protocol in an abbreviated manner. Participants in this group will not be provided with the treatment adjuncts and will serve as the control group




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The difficulties in emotion regulation scale [ Time Frame: 1 month and 3 month ]
    The difficulties in emotion regulation scale is a 36 item self report questionnaire intended to assess multiple aspects of emotion dysregulation


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Acceptance and Action Questionnaire - II Acceptance and Action Questionnaire - II Acceptance and Action Questionnaire - II The acceptance and action questionnaire-II [ Time Frame: 1 month and 3 month ]
    The seven item questionnaire assesses psychological flexibility

  2. Brief symptom inventory [ Time Frame: 1 month and 3 month ]
    The brief symptom inventory is a 53 item self-report assessment designed to measure psychological distress as well as various psychological disorders

  3. Follow-up questionnaire [ Time Frame: 1 month and 3 month ]
    This questionnaire asks participants if/how many times they have used the skills since participating in the group

  4. The five facets of mindfulness questionnaire 15 item [ Time Frame: 1 month and 3 month ]
    This 15 item self-report question is designed to measure mindfulness

  5. The PTSD checklist for the DSM five civilian version [ Time Frame: 1 month and 3 month ]
    This 20 item self-report scale it is designed to capture symptoms of PTSD



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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:

  • Victim of domestic violence
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Speak English
  • Have a 8th grade reading level
  • Be a female
  • Have access to the internet

Exclusion Criteria:

  • People who are suicidal

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03658499


Contacts
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Contact: Lorraine T Benuto, M.A. 17757505726 rorynewlands@gmail.com
Contact: Lorraine T Benuto, Ph.D. 775-750-5726 dr.benuto@gmail.com

Locations
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United States, Nevada
University of Nevada, Reno Recruiting
Reno, Nevada, United States, 89557
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rory Newlands
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Lorraine T Benuto, Ph.D. University of Nevada, Reno

Publications:
1. Linehan, M. Cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder. New York, New York: Guilford press; 1993.
2. Linehan, M. M. Skills training manual for treating borderline personality disorder. New York, New York: Guilford Press; 1993.
3. Linehan, M. DBT® skills training manual. New York, New York: Guilford Publications; 2014.
4. Iverson, K.M., Shenk, C., & Fruzzetti, A. E. Dialectical behavior therapy for women victims of domestic abuse; a pilot study. Prof Psychol Res Pr. 2009;40(3); 242-248. Doi: 10.1037/a0013476
5. Ahrendt, A., Newlands, R., & Benuto, L. (2017, May). DBT for dv: New model, same positive outcomes. Poster session presented at the Nevada Psychological Association (NPA) 2017 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
6. Lee, J., & Fruzzetti, A. E. Evaluating a Brief Group Program for Women Victims of Intimate Partner Abuse. J Trauma Stress Disor Treat 2017; 6(3). doi: 10/4172/2324-8947.1000174
8. Alavi, K., Modarres, G. M., Amin, Y. S. A., & Salehi, F. J. Effectiveness of group dialectical behavior therapy (based on core mindfulness, distress tolerance and emotion regulationcomponents) on depressive symptoms in university students. The Quarterly Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health. 2011; 13(2); 124-135.
14. Rounsaville, B. J., Carroll, K. M., & Onken, L. S. Methodological diversity and theory in the stage model: Reply to Kazdin. Clinical Psychology Science and Practice, 2001; 8(2), 152-154. Doi: 10.1093/clipsy/8.2.152

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Responsible Party: Rory Newlands, Rory Newlands, M.A., University of Nevada, Reno
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03658499     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1245130-1
First Posted: September 5, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 5, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Rory Newlands, University of Nevada, Reno:
intimate partner violence
Domestic Violence
Treatment adjuncts
Dialectical behavior therapy