Development and Validation of a Stages of Change Measure for Men in Batterer Treatment

@article{Levesque2004DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and Validation of a Stages of Change Measure for Men in Batterer Treatment},
  author={Deborah A Levesque and Richard J. Gelles and Wayne F. Velicer},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={175-199}
}
The Transtheoretical Model of Change offers a promising stage-based approach to client–treatment matching to increase the efficacy of batterer treatment. This paper describes the development and validation of the URICA–Domestic Violence (URICA-DV), a four-dimensional stage measure assessing batterers' readiness to end their violence. Two hundred fifty-eight batterers in treatment at two Rhode Island agencies completed a questionnaire that included the URICA-DV, demographics, and measures… CONTINUE READING