Journal article

Protocol for a randomised controlled trial of a web-based healthy relationship tool and safety decision aid for women experiencing domestic violence (I-DECIDE)

K Hegarty, L TARZIA, E Murray, J Valpied, C Humphreys, A Taft, L Gold, N Glass

BMC Public Health | BioMed Central | Published : 2015

Abstract

Background: Domestic violence is a serious problem affecting the health and wellbeing of women globally. Interventions in health care settings have primarily focused on screening and referral, however, women often may not disclose abuse to health practitioners. The internet offers a confidential space in which women can assess the health of their relationships and make a plan for safety and wellbeing for themselves and their children. This randomised controlled trial is testing the effectiveness of a web-based healthy relationship tool and safety decision aid (I-DECIDE). Based broadly on the IRIS trial in the United States, it has been adapted for the Australian context where it is conducted..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

I-DECIDE is funded by a Discovery Project grant from the Australian Research Council (DP130102799). LG is supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (ECF1035100). We would like to thank our community partners: Drummond Street Services, Berry Street, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, and Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre. We would also like to acknowledge the work of James Case (website developer), David Ormiston-Smith (database manager), Tigerspike (website design concept) and Kitty Novy (administrative assistant).