Investigating economic and intimate partner violence (IPV) outcomes of mental health trials in low and middle-income countries (EconIPV-MH)
The long-term goal of this work is to generate new knowledge on the cognitive, affective and behavioural mechanisms by which mental illness, IPV and poverty cycles are interrupted, and to apply it to reach affected populations with effective programs.
The short-term outcomes within the grant period are:
To systematically review mental health intervention trials in low and middle-income countries (LMIC), with a view to conducting a potential meta-analysis of economic outcomes.
To systematically review mental health intervention trials in LMIC, with a view to conducting a potential meta-analysis of IPV outcomes, including victimization and perpetration.
To collaborate with investigators currently engaged in trials in LMIC, with a view to adding standardized economic and IPV outcome measures to follow-up assessments of trials in the field, in a coordinated manner.
To collaborate with funders and investigators of future trials, to recommend inclusion of economic and IPV outcome measures in future trials; to make recommendations to international agencies such as the WHO and World Bank regarding the findings of the study; and to develop funding proposals for two future trials: one targeting economic outcomes and one targeting IPV outcomes.