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Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by Trained Lay Counsellors in an African Refugee Settlement

2014-07-24 14:20:01 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The study is a pragmatic trial to study the efficacy of two active methods of psychotherapy for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in a refugee camp in Africa. Treatment was administered by lay counsellors.

Description

Traumatic stress due to conflict and war causes major mental health problems in many resource-poor countries, especially those coping with displaced populations. There is a lack of intervention research in these populations.

Te purpose of this study was to examine whether trained lay counsellors can carry out effective treatment of PTSD in a refugee settlement.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Intervention

Narrative Exposure Therapy, Trauma Counselling

Location

Nakivale Refugee Camp
Mbarara
Uganda

Status

Completed

Source

University of Konstanz

Results (where available)

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