Trauma-focused CBT Versus EMDR in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified October 2013 by VU University of Amsterdam
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paul M.G.Emmelkamp, VU University of Amsterdam
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00716638
First received: July 14, 2008
Last updated: October 31, 2013
Last verified: October 2013

July 14, 2008
October 31, 2013
July 2008
July 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
PTSD symptom severity: (a) interviewer rating (PSS-I); (b) self-report (PDS) [ Time Frame: Assessed at post-treatment, 3 months and 12 months follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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  • Depressive symptom severity (Beck Depression Inventory, BDI) [ Time Frame: assessed at post-treatment, 3 months and 12 months follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Severity of anxiety symptoms (Beck Anxiety Inventory, BAI) [ Time Frame: assessed at posttreatment, 3 months and 12 months follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Trauma-related appraisal (Posttraumatic Cognitions Inventory, PTCI) [ Time Frame: post-treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Trauma-focused CBT Versus EMDR in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Trauma-focused CBT vs. EMDR in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of trauma-focused cognitive behaviour therapy (TF-CBT) versus eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in the treatment of trauma survivors with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Patients will be randomly assigned to TF-CBT or EMDR. Follow-up assessments will be conducted at 3 and 12 months post-treatment. In addition to comparing the efficacy of the two protocols, an additional focus will lie on identifying predictors for treatment outcome.

Not Provided
Interventional
Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Behavioral: Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
    This intervention comprises 10 sessions of trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy for PTSD with the components (a) prolonged imaginal exposure, (b) in vivo exposure, and (c) cognitive restructuring.
  • Behavioral: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    This intervention comprises 10 sessions of EMDR according to the standard protocol.
  • Experimental: Treatment group 1
    Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
    Intervention: Behavioral: Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Experimental: Treatment group 2
    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    Intervention: Behavioral: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
90
July 2014
July 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A full diagnosis of PTSD according to the DSM-IV or subthreshold PTSD (criteria for intrusive re-experiencing are fulfilled and either three avoidance/numbing symptoms or two hyperarousal symptoms are present)
  • PTSD is related to one or more single-event traumas and participants have a clear memory of this event/these events (sufficient for constructing scenes to be used in exposure)
  • Age between 18 and 70
  • Sufficient fluency in Dutch to complete treatment and research protocol
  • If participants are using anti-depressants, they need to be on a stable dose for at least 2 weeks before the beginning of treatment and remain on this dose throughout the treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Dementia or other severe cognitive impairment
  • Psychosis
  • Depression with suicidal ideation
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Anti-social personality disorder
  • Substance dependence
  • Current use of tranquilizers
  • Exposure to prolonged and/or chronic trauma ("type-II-trauma")
Both
18 Years to 70 Years
No
Contact: Thomas Ehring, PhD +31-20-5256858 ext 6858 t.w.a.ehring@uva.nl
Netherlands
 
NCT00716638
2008-KP-343
No
Paul M.G.Emmelkamp, VU University of Amsterdam
VU University of Amsterdam
Not Provided
Principal Investigator: Paul MG Emmelkamp, Professor University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Study Director: Thomas Ehring, PhD University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
VU University of Amsterdam
October 2013

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