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Reducing HIV & Domestic Violence Risk in Women Offenders

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00289939
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 10, 2006
Last Update Posted : February 28, 2006
Information provided by:

February 9, 2006
February 10, 2006
February 28, 2006
September 2000
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  • unprotected sex
  • injection drug use
  • intimate partner violence
  • violence from others
Same as current
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  • self-esteem
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • housing stability
  • employment
  • education
Same as current
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Reducing HIV & Domestic Violence Risk in Women Offenders
Reducing HIV & Domestic Violence Risk in Women Offenders

The long-term goal of this work is to reduce the prevalence of HIV and domestic violence among women at risk by encouraging self-protective behaviors. To obtain this goal, Multnomah County Health Department and Oregon Department of Human Services have conducted a randomized trial of an intervention to prevent HIV and domestic violence among women who have recent criminal justice involvement and who are at risk for HIV infection.

Women enrolled in the study were randomly assigned to one of three study conditions:

  • Group 1: these women received information on local resources addressing HIV prevention, domestic violence, and life stability issues; they did not receive any counseling sessions as part of the study itself.
  • Group 2: these women received up to ten supportive counseling sessions based on the techniques of motivational interviewing. These sessions aimed to reduce HIV risk and to improve life stability.
  • Group 3: these women received up to ten supportive counseling sessions based on motivational interviewing. These sessions aimed to reduce risk for HIV and domestic violence and to improve life stability.

The primary hypotheses of this study were:

  • 1. Supportive counseling (motivational interviewing) addressing HIV prevention and increased life stability will lead to reductions of HIV risk behavior among women enrolled in the study.
  • 2. Supportive counseling (motivational interviewing) addressing domestic violence prevention, HIV prevention, and increased life stability, will bring about reductions in experiences of domestic violence and a reduction of HIV risk among these women.
  • 3. The supportive counseling received in this study will enhance these women's self-efficacy, self-esteem, and psychological well-being.

Women in all three experimental groups were interviewed at the beginning of the study and again after 4, 7, and 10 months. These assessment interviews asked questions about: HIV risk; experiences of domestic violence; and life stability issues such as education, employment, and housing; and included biological testing for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. Women in Group 2 and Group 3 participated in up to 10 sessions of supportive counseling (motivational interviewing) between the time of enrollment and the 4-month interviews.

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Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • HIV Infections
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Behavioral: Motivational interviewing to reduce risk for HIV and DV
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January 2005
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • women
  • who were 18 years or older
  • who had been in jail or prison in the past year or who were currently on parole or probation
  • who had engaged in HIV-related risk behaviors (injection drug use, crack use, intercourse with a male injection drug user, exchanging sex, or having had ten or more sexual partners) in the past year

Exclusion Criteria: Women were excluded from the study if:

  • they were unable to give informed consent
  • they were HIV positive at the time of screening for enrollment
  • they reported highly unstable living conditions at screening
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
R01DA012572( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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Multnomah County Health Department
Oregon Department of Human Services
Principal Investigator: Michael J. Stark, Ph.D. Multnomah County Health Department
Multnomah County Health Department
July 2005

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