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The Duluth Model and ACTV for Domestic Violence

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03609801
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : August 1, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 22, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Amie Zarling, Iowa State University

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE July 25, 2018
First Posted Date  ICMJE August 1, 2018
Last Update Posted Date August 22, 2018
Actual Study Start Date  ICMJE June 29, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date December 31, 2019   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: August 21, 2018)
  • Domestic assault recidivism [ Time Frame: One year time period following BIP ]
    Domestic assault charges (per criminal justice data)
  • Conflict Tactics Scale [ Time Frame: Start and end of BIP, then one year later ]
    Psychological (subscale min-max= 0-48), physical (subscale min-max= 0-72), and sexual (subscale min-max= 0-42) aggression (per victim reports); higher values = greater frequency of aggressive acts
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: July 25, 2018)
  • Domestic assault recidivism [ Time Frame: One year time period following BIP ]
    Domestic assault charges (per criminal justice data)
  • Conflict Tactics Scale [ Time Frame: Start and end of BIP, then one year later ]
    Psychological, physical, and sexual aggression (per victim reports)
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT03609801 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: August 21, 2018)
  • Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II (AAQ-II) [ Time Frame: Start and end of BIP ]
    Experiential avoidance (per offender self-report); min-max = 7-49; higher scores = greater experiential avoidance
  • Male Role Norms Inventory-Revised [ Time Frame: Start and end of BIP ]
    Sexist beliefs and attitudes; min-max = 21-147; higher scores = greater agreement with traditional gender roles and sexist beliefs
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: July 25, 2018)
  • Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ) [ Time Frame: Start and end of BIP ]
    Experiential avoidance (per offender self-report)
  • Male Role Norms Inventory-Revised [ Time Frame: Start and end of BIP ]
    Sexist beliefs and attitudes
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE The Duluth Model and ACTV for Domestic Violence
Official Title  ICMJE A Randomized Trial of the Duluth Model and ACTV for Domestic Violence
Brief Summary The purpose of this research is to compare the effectiveness of two interventions for intimate partner violence (IPV). In most states, men who are convicted of domestic assault court-mandated to complete a Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) as part of their sentencing. The most commonly used BIP is based on The Duluth Model, which has been shown to decrease the recidivism of IPV offenders, but only marginally. The Duluth Model is a group intervention based on feminist theory and cognitive behavioral therapy. A new BIP called Achieving Change Through Values-Based Behavior (ACTV) has recently been developed by the PI as an alternative to Duluth. ACTV is currently being used statewide within the Department of Corrections (DOC) in Iowa. ACTV is a group intervention that utilizes acceptance and mindfulness techniques in addition to techniques from cognitive behavior therapy. The current study will use a randomized control trial to compare Duluth and ACTV, in order to assess the interventions' relative impact reducing IPV behaviors (physical aggression, psychological aggression, stalking, harassment, etc). Data on these outcomes will be collected via official criminal justice reports (i.e., criminal charges) as well as reports from victims. Other processes and outcomes of interest (attitudes toward women, emotion regulation, parenting behaviors, etc) will be collected from offenders.
Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Domestic Violence
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Behavioral: ACTV
    Achieving Change Through Values-Based Behavior (ACTV) - pronounced "ACTIVE" - is a new intervention program for domestic violence offenders. ACTV was developed as a collaboration between researchers, practitioners, and the criminal justice system in the state of Iowa (Zarling, Lawrence, Oregno, 2017). It is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT; Hayes, Strosahl, & Wilson, 1999), which is an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. ACTV is innovative in two primary ways; first, ACTV applies the ACT model to the treatment of domestic violence, and second, ACTV is specifically designed for use in the correctional setting as part of criminal justice programming.
  • Behavioral: The Duluth Model
    The Duluth Model is based on the premise that domestic abuse happens when men believe they have the right to authority over women who are their intimate partners. The Duluth Model Men's Nonviolence Classes help men stop battering and explore the consequences of the violence for themselves, their partner and their children.
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: ACTV
    Achieving Change Through Values-Based Behavior (ACTV) - pronounced "ACTIVE" - is a new Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) for domestic violence offenders. ACTV was developed as a collaboration between researchers, practitioners, and the criminal justice system in the state of Iowa (Zarling, Lawrence, Oregno, 2017). It is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT; Hayes, Strosahl, & Wilson, 1999), which is an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. ACTV is an innovative BIP in two primary ways; first, ACTV applies the ACT model to the treatment of domestic violence, and second, ACTV is specifically designed for use in the correctional setting as part of criminal justice programming.
    Intervention: Behavioral: ACTV
  • Active Comparator: The Duluth Model
    The Duluth Model Men's Nonviolence Classes is the most widely used BIP. The Duluth Model is based on the premise that domestic abuse happens when men believe they have the right to authority over women who are their intimate partners. The Duluth Model's Men's Nonviolence Classes (The Duluth Model for short) help men stop battering and explore the consequences of the violence for themselves, their partner and their children.
    Intervention: Behavioral: The Duluth Model
Publications * Not Provided

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Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Enrolling by invitation
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: July 25, 2018)
400
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Estimated Study Completion Date  ICMJE July 31, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date December 31, 2019   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • English-speaking
  • First time domestic assault offender
  • Domestic assault must be against an intimate partner
  • Must be on supervision/probation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participation in any previous ACT-based or Duluth Model programming
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
Gender Based Eligibility: Yes
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT03609801
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 18-007
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Responsible Party Amie Zarling, Iowa State University
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Iowa State University
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Amie Zarling, Ph.D. Iowa State University
PRS Account Iowa State University
Verification Date August 2018

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP