Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition violence against women (vaw)
Treatment 123 women emergency phone line in medellin, colombia
Sponsor Econometría Consultores
Collaborator Inter-American Development Bank
Start date June 2014
End date September 2015
Trial size 900 participants
Trial identifier NCT02156206, ATN/MG-13064-RG ECO 577-2

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the 123 women emergency phone line of Medellin (Colombia) leads to a reduction in the violence suffered by women, as well as in their psychological wellbeing and attitudes towards violence.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case control
Time perspective cross-sectional
Arm
Women who call the 123 emergency line and have also immediate services from the 123 women emergency line
123 women emergency phone line in medellin, colombia
123 is the emergency number in Colombia. The 123- woman line consists of supplementary emergency services to meet the demands of urgency in relation to cases of VAW. This service is implemented by the mayor of Medellin, in collaboration with the national police who is the institution in charge of managing the 123 line. When the police attends an emergency on VCM, the call is derived to the 123- woman line. There, a team consisting of a psychologist and a lawyer serves women in crisis, as emergency services provided by the police are developed in parallel. The team verifies that the rights of women are respected and that women are oriented to the relevant services. The 123- woman line operates from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Women who call the 123 emergency line and do not have immediate services from the 123 women emergency line

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Occurrence of violence
time frame: 3 months

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) on violence and care pathways
time frame: Average of 6 months after calling the 123 emergency line
Psychological well-being (self-acceptance, positive relationships, autonomy, environmental mastery, personal growth, purpose in life)
time frame: Average of 6 months after calling the 123 emergency line
Formal complaints
time frame: 3 months

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants from 18 years up to 65 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Women that call the 123 emergency line Exclusion Criteria:

Additional Information

Official title Building Capacity of State and Local Actors to Respond to Violence Against Women: Impact Evaluation of the 123 Women Emergency Phone Line in Medellín (Colombia), Component of the Program "Seguridad Pública".
Description The purpose of this study is to determine whether the 123 women emergency phone line of Medellin (Colombia) leads to a reduction in the violence suffered by women, as well as in their psychological wellbeing and attitudes towards violence. There is excess demand for the 123 women emergency phone line of Medellin. While on average 10 cases are reported (excluding referrals at night by the police, between 7pm and 7:00 a.m.), the average daily capacity of operation is 6 cases. So, is not possible for the 123 women team to track all women who call in 24 hours. Women who cannot receive the services of the 123 women team only get the emergency support of the police and do not receive additional aid (while it is verified that the rights of women are respected and they are guided to relevant services). The excess of demand over the capacity of the team of the 123 women line represents a natural experiment. Women will be recruited from those who are attended by the 123 emergency women phone line immediately as well as from those who were only attended by emergency support of the police and may have received later the support of the 123 women line (control group). In a first instance, women will be called to verify their address. A face to face survey will be conducted by mid-2015.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Econometría Consultores.