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Mental Health Symptoms and Intimate Partner Violence

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00166075
First Posted: September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 13, 2013
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Collaborators:
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Emory University
  Purpose
Using a touch screen computer, the researchers are screening emergency department patients for intimate partner violence and mental health issues.

Condition Intervention
Domestic Violence Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Depression Procedure: Computer screen with community resource printout

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Mental Health Symptoms and Intimate Partner Violence

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Further study details as provided by Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Emory University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Increased levels of PTSD
  • Increased levels of suicidality
  • Increased levels of depression

Enrollment: 569
Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: December 2007
Primary Completion Date: December 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Female ED patients
All eligible African American female patients were approached in the ED waiting room during study periods. Patients participated in the screening process via a computer kiosk. Questions regarding IPV and mental health symptoms were asked using validated tools
Procedure: Computer screen with community resource printout
Patients participated in the screening process via a computer kiosk. Questions regarding IPV and mental health symptoms were asked using validated tools

Detailed Description:
Using a touch screen computer, the researchers are screening emergency department patients for intimate partner violence and mental health issues. The researchers are looking to see if those who participate in a computer screen and are given referral lists as well as having the computer printout placed on the physician clipboard, will increase physician awareness and recognition as well as patient use of resources compared to usual care.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All eligible African American female patients were approached in the ED waiting room during study periods. Patients participated in the screening process via a computer kiosk. Questions regarding IPV and mental health symptoms were asked using validated tools.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female patients between the ages of 18-55 who present to the waiting room of the emergency department during study time periods

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Psychotic
  • Acutely intoxicated
  • Too ill to participate
  • Unable to read
  • Not English speaking
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00166075


Locations
United States, Georgia
Grady Memorial Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30303
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Debra Houry Emory University
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator, Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00166075     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0304-2003a
5K23069375 ( Other Identifier: Other )
First Submitted: September 12, 2005
First Posted: September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 13, 2013
Last Verified: December 2013

Keywords provided by Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Emory University:
Suicidality
PTSD
depression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Behavioral Symptoms
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders