Brief Internet Based Treatment for PTSD
The goal of the project is to overcome some of the common barriers to treatment amongst recent survivors of traumatic events, by combining the world of evidence-based intervention with that of modern Internet technology. Specifically, it aims to test the feasibility and effectiveness of an Internet delivery of early-intervention trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for preventing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Over the course of the study the following objectives will be achieved:
- The development of an Internet-based Virtual Reality intervention for preventing PTSD among patients who have recently experienced a traumatic event.
- The evaluation of the feasibility of administering this intervention, and
- The evaluation of the efficacy of this Internet based intervention in the prevention of PTSD in recent trauma survivors.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Internet Based Treatment Using Virtual Reality in the Prevention of PTSD|
- Levels of PTSD symptoms [ Time Frame: 12 months after end of treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]the main outcome measure will be PTSD symptoms as measured by the CAPS.
|Study Start Date:||January 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||January 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
intervention delivered via internet
|Other: CBT delivered via Internet|
|No Intervention: Control|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01760213
|Contact: Rena Cooper, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Sara Freedman, PhDemail@example.com|
|Hadassah medical organization||Not yet recruiting|
|Jerusalem, Israel, 91200|
|Principal Investigator:||Rena Cooper, MD||HMO|
|Study Director:||Sara Freedman, PhD||Bar Ilan University|