Efficacy of Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) in Treating Women After Human Trafficking or Forced Prostitution

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Martina Ruf, University of Konstanz
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: July 15, 2008
Last updated: November 2, 2012
Last verified: November 2012

The purpose of this study is to perform an evaluation of a trauma-focused short-term intervention (Narrative Exposure Therapy; Schauer, M., Neuner, F. & Elbert, T.) on a variety of clinical outcome measures (PTSD, Depression, Somatic Complaints, Dissociation) in women after sexual exploitation and women trafficking.

Condition Intervention
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Behavioral: Narrative Exposure Therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effectiveness of Narrative Exposure Therapy in Treating Women After Trafficking and Forced Prostitution

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Further study details as provided by University of Konstanz:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • PTSD, Depression, Somatic Complaints, Dissociation [ Time Frame: Pre-Test, 4-weeks-Post-Test, 6-months-follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A Behavioral: Narrative Exposure Therapy
Trauma-Focused short term intervention (8-12 sessions)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sexual Exploitation or Women Trafficked or Forced Prostitution
  • Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current Psychotic Symptoms
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00717548

Research and Psychological Outpatient Clinic, University of Konstanz, Center for Psychiatry, House 22
Konstanz, Germany, 78479
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Konstanz
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Martina Ruf, PhD, University of Konstanz
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00717548     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FH05.06.2008
Study First Received: July 15, 2008
Last Updated: November 2, 2012
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by University of Konstanz:
Somatic Complaints

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Dissociative Disorders
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Anxiety Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 16, 2014