Attrition Study for Battered Women  Principal Investigators: Janet Geller, PhD and Carl Hesselbart, MSW

This study is examining the differential effects of providing phone support from trained volunteers to battered women who were awaiting more intensive services.  In the Attrition Study, women who called The Battered Women's Hotline were randomly assigned to the experimental condition, in which potential patients were contacted by phone on a regular basis until they could be seen for treatment.  Currently, researchers are examining the outcome of the program.   The Principal Investigators are Dr. Janet Geller and Mr. Carl Hesselbart.  This study is being funded by the Center's research development program.

The study was described in the 1991 issue of Practice & Research.