Journal article

HARMONY: a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial of a culturally competent systems intervention to prevent and reduce domestic violence among migrant and refugee families in general practice: study protocol

Angela Taft, Felicity Young, Kelsey Hegarty, Jane Yelland, Danielle Mazza, Douglas Boyle, Richard Norman, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Cattram Duong Nguyen, Xia Li, Bijaya Pokharel, Molly Allen, Gene Feder



INTRODUCTION: Domestic violence and abuse (DVA) is prevalent, harmful and more dangerous among diaspora communities because of the difficulty accessing DVA services, language and migration issues. Consequently, migrant/refugee women are common among primary care populations, but evidence for culturally competent DVA primary care practice is negligible. This pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial aims to increase DVA identification and referral (primary outcomes) threefold and safety planning (secondary outcome) among diverse women attending intervention vs comparison primary care clinics. Additionally, the study plans to improve recording of DVA, ethnicity, and conduct process and eco..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Partnerships in Health Fund (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The HARMONY study is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Partnerships in Health Fund (NHMRC) APP1134477, with additional funding from the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Social Services and the Victorian government Department of Multicultural Affairs and Social Inclusion