Baltimore, Maryland 21205


The goal of the BSHAPE study is to test a trauma informed, culturally tailored, multicomponent program entitled BSHAPE (Being Safe, Healthy, And Positively Empowered) for immigrant survivors of cumulative trauma.

Study summary:

The central hypothesis is that the BSHAPE intervention will promote immigrant women's safety and health (e.g..,improved mental health, reduced physiological impact of stress and health inequities (especially reproductive-sexual health and HIV)), thus leading to overall empowerment. The study will: 1. Conduct a feasibility and acceptability evaluation of the BSHAPE intervention. 2. Test the BSHAPE intervention for large scale implementation in community-based clinics and programs serving immigrant women. The impact of BSHAPE will be evaluated in comparison to usual care in promoting safety and health outcomes among immigrant women with cumulative trauma experiences at post-intervention and at 6 and 12 months follow up.


Inclusion Criteria: - 18-50 years of age - Self-identify as a female - Born in Africa - Must have a current or past abusive romantic relationship - Must be a survivor of cumulative trauma - Clinically significant symptoms of PTSD and/or depression - At least one sexual HIV risk behavior Exclusion Criteria: - Less than 18 years of age or more than age 50 - Self-identify as a male - Not African-born immigrant - Is not a survivor of intimate partner violence - Is not a survivor of cumulative trauma - Does not meet clinically significant criteria of PTSD and/or depression - Does not report at least one sexual HIV risk behavior



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Bushra Sabri, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Bushra Sabri, MSW, PhD
Phone: 410-955-7105

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Baltimore, Maryland 21205
United States

Bushra Sabri, MSW, PhD

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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