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dc.contributor.authorHaugen, Tina
dc.contributor.authorHalvorsen, Joar Øveraas
dc.contributor.authorFriborg, Oddgeir
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Melanie Rae
dc.contributor.authorMork, Paul Jarle
dc.contributor.authorMikkelsen, Gustav
dc.contributor.authorElklit, Ask
dc.contributor.authorRothbaum, Barbara O.
dc.contributor.authorSchei, Berit
dc.contributor.authorHagemann, Cecilie Therese
dc.description.abstractBackground Sexual assault and rape are the traumatic life events with the highest probability for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can have devastating consequences for those aficted by the condition. Studies indicate that modifed prolonged exposure (mPE) therapy may be efective in preventing the development of PTSD in recently traumatized individuals, and especially for people who have experienced sexual assault. If a brief, manualized early intervention can prevent or reduce post-traumatic symptoms in women who have recently experienced rape, healthcare services targeted for these populations (i.e., sexual assault centers, SACs) should consider implementing such interventions as part of routine care.<p> <p>Methods/design This is a multicenter randomized controlled add-on superiority trial that enrolls patients attending sexual assault centers within 72 h after rape or attempted rape. The objective is to assess whether mPE shortly after rape can prevent the development of post-traumatic stress symptoms. Patients will be randomized to either mPE plus treatment as usual (TAU) or TAU alone. The primary outcome is the development of post-traumatic stress symptoms 3 months after trauma. Secondary outcomes will be symptoms of depression, sleep difculties, pelvic foor hyperactivity, and sexual dysfunction. The frst 22 subjects will constitute an internal pilot trial to test acceptance of the intervention and feasibility of the assessment battery. <p>Discussion This study will guide further research and clinical initiatives for implementing strategies for preventing post-traumatic stress symptoms after rape and provide new knowledge about which women may beneft the most from such initiatives and for revising existing treatment guidelines within this area.en_US
dc.identifier.citationHaugen T, Halvorsen, Friborg, Simpson, Mork, Mikkelsen, Elklit, Rothbaum, Schei, Hagemann. Modified prolonged exposure therapy as Early Intervention after Rape (The EIR-study): study protocol for a multicenter randomized add-on superiority trial. Trials. 2023;24(1)en_US
dc.identifier.cristinIDFRIDAID 2127812
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2023 The Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)en_US
dc.titleModified prolonged exposure therapy as Early Intervention after Rape (The EIR-study): study protocol for a multicenter randomized add-on superiority trialen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US

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