Impact Evaluation Study of The Faithful House Programme on Violence Reduction in Families (TFHEVAL)

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2014 by Savannas Forever Tanzania
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Savannas Forever Tanzania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02168985
First received: June 18, 2014
Last updated: July 5, 2014
Last verified: July 2014
  Purpose

The Faithful House (TFH), is a 3-day faith-based skills-building curriculum which aims to increase household resilience by strengthening families. TFH draws on improved communication and conflict resolution skill building and the individual's faith-values as a catalyst for transformation in attitudes regarding gender roles in care giving and the use of violence in the home. The study hypothesis is that couples who complete the Faithful House Programme will demonstrate increased communication skills with their spouses and children, which reduces the negative impact of family stress triggers and ultimately leads to a reduction of intimate partner violence witnessed by children as well as physical and emotional violence against children by parents.

The mixed methods study will include a Randomized Control Trial (RCT) of HIV/AIDS infected or conflicted couples and a child in each household, focus group discussions (FGD) of men, women and children and key informant interviews of local experts in family violence and social protection service network providers.


Condition Intervention
Child Maltreatment
Behavioral: TFH program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Impact Evaluation for the Faithful House Program in Reducing Violence in Families in Which Couples Are Discordant or HIV/AIDS Positive in Arusha Region, in Tanzania

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Further study details as provided by Savannas Forever Tanzania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of violence against or witnessed by children insults, and threats of physical harm and abandonment in the past three months and similar violent acts between partners that are observed by their children ages 10-17. [ Time Frame: Baseline and three months after couples attend seminar ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in self-reported incidence by parents and children (10-17) of acts of physical and emotional violence against children such as kicking, hitting, verbal insults, and threats of physical harm and abandonment and similar violent acts between partners that are observed by their children ages 10-17 years at baseline and three-months after couples attend seminar.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Attitudes about violence [ Time Frame: Baseline and three months after seminar ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The study will measure changes in men, women's and children (age 10-17) attitudes related to the use of emotional and physical violence using self-reported ratings of agreement using agreement (yes/no) or (strongly disagree, disagree, neither agree nor disagree, agree and strongly agree) on statements about the acceptability of violence in different situations such as infidelity, burning food, disobedience. Respondents survey at baseline and three months after seminar.


Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: July 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Attend TFH Program
Couples attend the three-day Faithful House Training program immediately
Behavioral: TFH program
The Faithful House (TFH), is a three-day faith-based skills-building curriculum. The curriculum aims to increase household resilience by strengthening families and couples' relationships through enhanced couple communication
Other Name: The Faithful House Training (TFH) Program
No Intervention: Wait-listed for TFH Program
Couples attend The Faithful House program three-months after the initial group

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  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Both male and female partners in an HIV AIDS conflicted couple
  • Has at least one child age 10 to 17 years living in couple's household

Exclusion Criteria:

-

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02168985

Contacts
Contact: Dorothy Brewster Lee, MD +255 764501245 dkm4dbl@gmail.com
Contact: Susan M James, MBA +255 783514380 susan.james@sftz.org

Locations
Tanzania
Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre Not yet recruiting
Arusha, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Contact: John A Laiser    + 255 754761295    johnlaiser@yahoo.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Savannas Forever Tanzania
National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Susan M James, MBA Savannas Forever Tanzania
Principal Investigator: Sarah Milder, MPH Arundel Street Consulting
Principal Investigator: Bernard J Ngowi, MD PhD National Institute for Medical Research
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Savannas Forever Tanzania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02168985     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SFTZ-C&VECF
Study First Received: June 18, 2014
Last Updated: July 5, 2014
Health Authority: Tanzania: National Institute for Medical Research

Keywords provided by Savannas Forever Tanzania:
Child violence
HIV AIDS conflicted couples
Intimate partner violence
Tanzania
Marriage counseling
Child maltreatment
Couples communication

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014