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Table 2 Secondary outcome measures

From: SAFE: an eHealth intervention for women experiencing intimate partner violence – study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, process evaluation and open feasibility study

Outcome Measure Description Hypothesis
Anxiety and depression Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) To determine levels of experienced anxiety and depression symptoms [35,36,37]. Participants in the intervention group will show a lower mean depression score and a lower mean anxiety score than the comparison group.
Awareness Contemplation Ladder (modified version; original by Biener & Abrams [38]) To measure awareness of abuse from 0 to 10 based on how ready the woman is to make changes to her situation. Participants in the intervention group will show a higher mean score on awareness than the comparison group.
Perceived social support Medical Outcomes Survey – Social Support (MOS-SS5) The questions concern the access to support of women to persons in their life [39, 40]. Participants in the intervention group will show a higher mean score on perceived social support than the comparison group.
Fear of partner Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) To measure the current level of fear of their (ex-) partner from 0 to 10. Participants in the intervention group will show a lower mean fearfulness score than the comparison group.
Perceived website support Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) To measure how supported the participant feels by the website from 0 to 10. Participants in the intervention group will show a higher mean score on perceived website support than the comparison group.