Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
09/01/2006
Date assigned
09/01/2006
Last edited
14/10/2008
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Petra Boluijt

ORCID ID

Contact details

VU University Medical Center
FPP
Clinical Psychology
Van der Boechorststraat 1
Almere
1081 BT
Netherlands
+31 (0)20 5988265
pr.boluijt@psy.vu.nl

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

NTR506

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

SET (Self Examination Therapy)

Study hypothesis

The Internet 'Self-Examination Therapy' (SET) on anxiety, depression and burn-out will be effective in reduction of complaints (depression, anxiety, burn-out).

Ethics approval

Received from the local medical ethics committee.

Study design

Randomised controlled crossover trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Depression, anxiety disorders, burnout

Intervention

Originally SET was developed as a self-help book which effectiveness has been demonstrated. We developed a Dutch version of SET which can be administered through the Internet. The course takes 4 weeks and about half an hour each day. E-mail contact takes place to assist the participants in accomplishing the course. It is a generic method and it encourages the participants to:
1. Determine what matters to them
2. Think less negatively about things that do not matter to them
3. Invest their energy in things that are important to them
4. Accept situations they cannot change

The intervention will be compared to a waiting list control group.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Reduction of complaints (depression, anxiety, burn-out). This will be measured at the end of the intervention.

Secondary outcome measures

Quality of life as measured at the end of the intervention. Furthermore, three months post-intervention a follow-up will take place to test the hypotheses that the reduction in complaints are maintained.

Overall trial start date

26/11/2005

Overall trial end date

01/07/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

18 years or older

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

200

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not comply with the above inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

26/11/2005

Recruitment end date

01/07/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

VU University Medical Center
Almere
1081 BT
Netherlands

Sponsor information

Organisation

Vrije University Medical Centre (VUMC) (The Netherlands)

Sponsor details

Department of Clinical Psychology
Van der Boechorststraat 1
Amsterdam
1081 BT
Netherlands

Sponsor type

Hospital/treatment centre

Website

http://www.vumc.nl

Funders

Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

Vrije University Medical Centre (VUMC) (The Netherlands) - Department of Clinical Psychology

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes