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Impact Evaluation of Training Civil Servants on Violence Against Women in Medellín, Colombia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02153554
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 3, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 7, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Inter-American Development Bank
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Econometría Consultores

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the training of civil servants leads to a reduction in the violence suffered by women, as well as in their psychological wellbeing and attitudes towards violence.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Violence Against Women (VAW) Behavioral: Training civil servants on attention to violence against women Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The Secretary of Women of Medellin, through the ICONTEC, intends to conduct training to officials of the 22 family commissioners in Medellin. The objective of these trainings is to standardize procedures in order that women do not feel re-victimized and can forward complaints. Since the training will be done in phases in 2014 and there is willingness of relevant stakeholders to generate a random order on which commissioners the training is first performed, it can be done a cluster randomized trial.

We will require all 22 commissioners to be randomly assigned into two groups, one treatment and one control. To implement it is intended to:

  • Conduct a baseline survey amongst women who used the services of the commissionaires between June and Septmber 2013, completed the process of care and signed informed consent.
  • Training of a randomly chosen set of 11 commissioners will take place between June and September 2014.
  • Conduct an endline survey amongst women who used the services of any of the 22 commissionaires between June and September 2014, completed the process of care and signed informed consent.

Women will be contacted through the commissioners. Women who have completed the process of care will be ask whether they want to participate in the study. If they agree, their contact details will transfer to the investigators for the survey to be conducted. This process would be conducted twice for baseline information before beginning the training, and for endline, once half of the first 11 commissioners have been trained.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 975 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Capacity of State and Local Actors to Respond to Violence Against Women: Impact Evaluation of Training Civil Servants on Violence Against Women in Medellín (Colombia), Component of the Program "Seguridad Pública"
Study Start Date : May 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Trained
Training civil servants in Medellin (Colombia) on attention to violence against women.
Behavioral: Training civil servants on attention to violence against women
The Secretary of Women of Medellin, through the ICONTEC, intends to conduct training to officials of the 22 family commissioners in Medellin. The objective of these trainings is to standardize procedures in order that women do not feel re-victimized and can forward complaints.

No Intervention: Non trained



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Occurrence of violence [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    The outcome will be measure through a survey to women who used the services of the commissionaires, completed the process of care and signed informed consent


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) on violence and care pathways [ Time Frame: Average of 8 months after the complaint was presented at the comissaries ]
    The outcome will be measure through a survey to women who used the services of the commissionaires, completed the process of care and signed informed consent

  2. Psychological well-being (self-acceptance, positive relationships, autonomy, environmental mastery, personal growth, purpose in life) [ Time Frame: Average of 8 months after the complaint was presented at the comissaries ]
    The outcome will be measure through a survey to women who used the services of the commissionaires, completed the process of care and signed informed consent

  3. Time resolution of cases [ Time Frame: Average of 8 months after the complaint was presented at the comissaries ]
    The outcome will be measured through secondary data of the commissaries with information between the time of the initiation of the complaint and the completed the process of care.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women who initiate and finalize the process with the comissaries of family

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Locations
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Colombia
Econometria Consultores
Bogota, Colombia
Sponsors and Collaborators
Econometría Consultores
Inter-American Development Bank

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Responsible Party: Econometría Consultores
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02153554     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ATN/MG-13064-RG ECO 577-3
First Posted: June 3, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 7, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017