Effectiveness of a safety App to respond to dating violence with college women

Project: Research project

Description

Project description Arizona State University shall cooperate with the Johns Hopkins University to complete the study, Effectiveness of a safety App to respond to dating violence with college women. Dating violence (DV), also known as intimate partner violence (IPV), is established as a widespread problem with important negative health and social outcomes for women across the lifespan. Our objective is to evaluate the effectiveness and dissemination of an interactive, personalized safety decision smart phone application (App) for access by university/college students. Our interdisciplinary team proposes three aims to be achieved during a 5-year trial in four states: (1) test the effectiveness of an interactive, personalized safety decision App on abused college womens decisional conflict, safety behaviors, exposure to DV/IPV and substance use compared to abused college women randomized to a control group (generic DV/IPV resource App), (2) test the effectiveness of an interactive, personalized safety decision on friends (male and female) awareness of DV/IPV, decisional conflict, safety behaviors and confidence to intervene (provide support, information and resources) compared to friends randomized to the control group (DV/IPV resource App) and (3) disseminate the interactive, personalized safety decision App in partnership with the One Love Foundation to 5 different universities/colleges in each of four states (Arizona, Maryland, Missouri, and Oregon) and determine the effectiveness, adoption, implementation and maintenance of a program promoting use of the App with college abused women and friends In its role as a subcontractor on this grant, Arizona State University will assist the Johns Hopkins University in several tasks. As the only co-Investigator in Arizona, Jill Messing, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University will be responsible for disseminating the interactive, personalized safety decision App at Arizona State University. She will assist with the determination of the effectiveness, adoption, implementation and maintenance of a program promoting use of the App with college abused women and friends. In order to achieve this aim, Dr. Messing will be responsible for human subjects compliance at Arizona State University (ASU). Dr. Messing will also hire and assist in training research assistants from ASU. Dr. Messing and the ASU research assistants will conduct interviews and focus groups with survivors / friends at ASU as detailed in the grant application. In addition, Dr. Messing will assist with the development and pre-testing of the safety decision App and will be available to assist with the recruitment and retention of participants for the testing of the safety App. Dr. Messing will also assist the PI and the research team in the analysis and dissemination of study findings through conference presentations and publications.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date5/1/144/30/19

Funding

  • HHS: National Institutes of Health (NIH): $301,479.00

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