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

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00717548
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 17, 2008
Last Update Posted : November 5, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Martina Ruf, University of Konstanz

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Depression Dissociation Behavioral: Narrative Exposure Therapy Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effectiveness of Narrative Exposure Therapy in Treating Women After Trafficking and Forced Prostitution
Study Start Date : June 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A Behavioral: Narrative Exposure Therapy
Trauma-Focused short term intervention (8-12 sessions)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. PTSD, Depression, Somatic Complaints, Dissociation [ Time Frame: Pre-Test, 4-weeks-Post-Test, 6-months-follow-up ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes 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

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00717548

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Research and Psychological Outpatient Clinic, University of Konstanz, Center for Psychiatry, House 22
Konstanz, Germany, 78479
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Konstanz
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Responsible Party: Martina Ruf, PhD, University of Konstanz Identifier: NCT00717548    
Other Study ID Numbers: FH05.06.2008
First Posted: July 17, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 5, 2012
Last Verified: November 2012
Keywords provided by Martina Ruf, University of Konstanz:
Somatic Complaints
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Dissociative Disorders
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders