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Lifeline-NET (Narrative Exposure Therapy): A Short-term Treatment for Traumatized Refugees and Asylum Seekers

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Martina Ruf, University of Konstanz Identifier:
First received: August 7, 2012
Last updated: December 1, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
Evaluation of a short version of Narrative Exposure Therapy

Condition Intervention
Trauma Treatment
Lifeline NET
Modification of Narrative Exposure Therapy
Behavioral: Lifeline NET

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Further study details as provided by University of Konstanz:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • PTSD [ Time Frame: 9 months follow up ]
    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinician Administered PTSD Scale

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Other Symptoms following and related to Trauma, e.g. Depression, Dissociation [ Time Frame: 9 months follow up ]
    Other Symptoms following and related to Trauma, e.g. Depression, Dissociation

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Social functioning, Life Satisfaction, Aggression [ Time Frame: 9 months follow up ]

Enrollment: 32
Study Start Date: October 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Lifeline NET
Lifeline-NET (Short Version of NET)
Behavioral: Lifeline NET
Short Version of Narrative Exposure Therapy
Other Name: LL-NET
No Intervention: TAU
Treatment as Usual


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 60 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • PTSD

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Psychotic Disorder,
  • Severe Substance Dependence
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01720732

University of Konstanz
Konstanz, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Konstanz
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Additional Information:
NGO  This link exits the site

Schauer M, Neuner F, Elbert T (2005/2011): Narrative Exposure Therapy. A Short-Term Intervention for Traumatic Stress Disorders. 2nd Ed. Cambridge/ Göttingen: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers.

Responsible Party: Martina Ruf, PhD, University of Konstanz Identifier: NCT01720732     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LL-NET2012
Study First Received: August 7, 2012
Last Updated: December 1, 2014 processed this record on May 23, 2017