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Women Abuse and the Role of the Family Doctor.

This study has been terminated.
Theia Foundation, Zilveren Kruis Achmea
Information provided by:
Radboud University Identifier:
First received: September 15, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted

The study tested a training to improve recognition of abused female patients in family practice.Effect measures of the training were: number of reported cases wherein the doctor suspected and discussed partner abuse and the number of non-obviuos reasons to suspect partner abuse.We assumed that following a training would improve the recognition of abused women.

Secondary to this trial we explored gender differences of family doctors in discussing partner abuse and we interviewed women recently identified by their family doctor. Medical histories of recently identified abused women were studied to assess health problems and health-care utilisation.

Condition Intervention
Improved Recognition of Partner Abuse
Gender Differences in Discussing Partner Abuse
Abused Women's Expectations,Experiences
Abused Women's Health Care Utilisation
Behavioral: a training to improve recognition of partner abuse.

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: Women Abuse and the Role of the Family Doctor. Testing an Intervention in a Randomised Controlled Trial.

Further study details as provided by Radboud University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • number of reported cases wherein a doctor suspected and discussed partner abuse.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • number of cases with non-obvious symptoms wherein a doctor suspected partner abuse.

Study Start Date: March 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female

Inclusion Criteria:women consulting in family practice, age 18 years and older -

Exclusion Criteria:we excluded only for the interviews: women who were assessed by their family doctor to be in danger because of the abusive situation, women with a psychiatric condition.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00185016

Radboud University Medical Centre
Nijmegen, Netherlands, 6500 HB
Sponsors and Collaborators
Radboud University
Theia Foundation, Zilveren Kruis Achmea
Study Chair: Toine LM Lagro-Janssen, PhD/MD/FP Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen
Principal Investigator: Sylvie H Lo Fo Wong, MD/FP Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen
  More Information Identifier: NCT00185016     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1,SLFW
Theia 200173
Study First Received: September 15, 2005
Last Updated: September 15, 2005

Keywords provided by Radboud University:
intimate partner abuse
family doctor
health care utilisation
abused women processed this record on April 27, 2017