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
Practice & Research.