Pilot Test of an Adapted, Evidence-Based Intervention for Preventing HIV for Women Residing in Domestic Violence Shelters

Courtenay Cavanaugh, Jacquelyn C Campbell, Vanessa Whitt, Gina Wingood

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This pilot study examined whether an evidence-based intervention for preventing HIV that was adapted for women residing in domestic violence shelters improved residents’ HIV knowledge and condom use self-efficacy. The intervention acceptability, feasibility, and fidelity were also assessed. Seven domestic violence shelter workers facilitated the intervention to 32 shelter residents. Residents had significantly higher HIV knowledge and condom use self-efficacy after the intervention. Residents found the intervention highly acceptable. Intervention facilitators generally agreed that the intervention was acceptable and feasible. Facilitators taught the intervention mostly as suggested, but with some changes. Study implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalViolence Against Women
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019



  • HIV
  • implementation science
  • intimate partner violence
  • prevention intervention
  • women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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