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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

OutcomeMeasureDescriptionHypothesis
Anxiety and depressionHospital 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.
AwarenessContemplation 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 supportMedical 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 partnerVisual 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 supportVisual 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.
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