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Impact Assessment of the Rural Response System to Reduce Violence Against Women in Ghana (GhanaCHiPS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03237585
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2017 by Medical Research Council, South Africa.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : August 2, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 2, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Ghana
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medical Research Council, South Africa

Brief Summary:

AIM: To assess the community level impact of the Gender Centre's Rural Response System (RRS) in reducing violence against women (VAW) in Ghana.

METHODS:

Design: An unmatched cluster randomised controlled trial with two arms i) Intervention arm- Receive Gender Centre's RRS /COMBAT package for communities as well as state agencies. Control arm - No intervention. Qualitative component Setting: Rural and urban communities in the Central Region of Ghana. i). Rural and urban communities in four (4) Districts located in the Central Region of Ghana. Two districts are along the Coast (Abura and Komenda) while the other two (Agona and Upper Denkyira) are inland districts.

ii). State Agencies (DOVVSU/Police, CHRAJ, Social Welfare, and Health Services).

Interventions: Carried out in two Districts - Agona district and Komenda district. Workings of the intervention arm will be facilitated by the Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre in Ghana.

Sample size: A total of 3280 adults (1640 women and 1640 men) from 20 clusters per trial arm (approximately 82 households per cluster) will be recruited at baseline and again at post-intervention survey. Sampling format will be a community survey with independent samples design (i.e. in each community, the people surveyed at baseline may not necessarily be the same people who are surveyed at post intervention. Clusters refer to the selected localities and their participating communities in each district.

Evaluation design: Pre-test all study participants with a standardized instrument then introduce the independent variable (intervention) to the experimental group while withholding it from the control group. After 24 months of intervention, post-test both groups with the same instrument and under the same conditions as the pretest (baseline). Compare the amount of change in dependent variable for both experimental and control groups.

Data analysis: The data will be analysed by intention to treat. The past 12 months prevalence of IPV will be compared between arms in the study.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Domestic Violence Physical Violence Sexual Violence Behavioral: Rural response system (RRS) intervention to reduce violence against women Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 3280 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Impact Assessment of the Rural Response System to Reduce Violence Against Women in Ghana
Actual Study Start Date : October 1, 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 1, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 30, 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: i) Intervention arm- Receive Gender Centre's RRS package Behavioral: Rural response system (RRS) intervention to reduce violence against women
The Rural Response System which uses the strategy of trained community members known as Community-based action team, COMBAT to undertake awareness-raising on gender-based violence as well as providing support to victims of violence to access justice and other relevant services.

No Intervention: No intervention



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Past year incidence of intimate partner violence [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    The primary outcome indicator for this impact assessment is past year incidence of IPV (perpetration of physical and/or sexual IPV for men and experience for women).


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Institutional assessment of violence against women cases [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    Assess reported cases of violence against women



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 49 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult women (ages 18 to 49 years) and adult men (≥ 18 years) in the Central Region of Ghana
  • Usually live (sleep and eat) in the household, have lived in the community for at least a year

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Minor
  • Not able to provide informed consent

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Contacts
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Contact: Richard Adanu, PhD +233 (0) 244238556 rmadanu@ug.edu.gh; rmadanu@yahoo.com
Contact: Adolphina Addo-Lartey, PhD aaddo.lartey@gmail.com

Locations
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Ghana
Rural and Urban Communities Recruiting
Abura, Komenda, Agona, Upper Denkyira, Central Region, Ghana
Contact: Adolphina Addo-Lartey, PhD       aaddo.lartey@gmail.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical Research Council, South Africa
University of Ghana
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Richard Adanu, PhD University of Ghana

Publications:
1. Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre, Breaking the Silence and Challenging the Mythos of Violence against Women and Children in Ghana. Report of a national study on Violence. Edited by Dorcas Coker-Appiah and Kathy Cusack. Gender and Human Rights Documentation Centre, 1998.
2. Ghana Statistical Service (GSS). 2013. 2010. Population and Housing Census, Regional Analytical Report; Central Region, Ghana: Ghana Statistical Service, Accra.
4. Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Ghana Health Service (GHS), and ICF Macro. 2009. Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2008. Accra, Ghana: GSS, GHS, and ICF Macro.

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Responsible Party: Medical Research Council, South Africa
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03237585     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EC031-9/2015
First Posted: August 2, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 2, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Study protocol will be published.
Supporting Materials: Study Protocol
Time Frame: 2017
Access Criteria: Published in Open Access Journal

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Medical Research Council, South Africa:
gender based violence
violence against women
intimate partner violence
impact assessment
rural response system
cluster randomised controlled trial