Testing a digital healthy relationship tool to promote men’s help-seeking for domestic violence

Mohajer Hameed, Laura Tarzia, Matt Addison, Simone Tassone, Adam Hasandedic, Kelsey Hegarty

Published : 2019


Abstract: Background: Domestic violence is a public health epidemic. Current paradigms in responding to men’s use of violence in intimate relationships have focused on justice responses, not early engagement and intervention. This presentation aims to present the findings of BETTER MAN pilot trial, a brief online intervention to motivate men to seek help early for domestic violence. Methods: A single group pre and post design with both quantitative and qualitative outcome measures was used to test the feasibility and efficacy of BETTER MAN. Results: Using a prior recruitment strategy, in a three-week period, 162 men enrolled with a 78% retention rate. They were culturally diverse men (averag..

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