Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
22/02/2008
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

Prof Chris Brewin

ORCID ID

Contact details

Subdepartment of Clinical Health Psychology
University College London
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7679 5927
c.brewin@ucl.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

NMH2

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

We tested the efficacy of two brief interventions, education and psychological debriefing, designed to prevent adverse psychological reactions to criminal victimisation.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Mental and behavioural disorders: Depression, anxiety, neuroses

Intervention

2161 were contacted and 243 replied, of whom 157 were eligible and were randomly assigned either to an education condition, to a psychological debriefing plus education condition, or to an assessment only condition. Education involved providing information about normal post-traumatic reactions. Debriefing involved in-depth probing about events, thoughts and feelings experienced during the crime. 138 participants were followed up at 6 months, and 92 at 11 months.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

PTSD and depression are the primary outcome measures.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/11/1994

Overall trial end date

31/10/1997

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Individuals who had been the victims of a violent crime within the past month. Subjects were recruited from police and hospital sources and interviewed in their own homes.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

157

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/11/1994

Recruitment end date

31/10/1997

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Subdepartment of Clinical Health Psychology
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Record Provided by the NHS R&D 'Time-Limited' National Programme Register - Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Mental Health National Research and Development Programme (UK)

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

Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10473306

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Rose S, Brewin CR, Andrews B, Kirk M, A randomized controlled trial of individual psychological debriefing for victims of violent crime., Psychol Med, 1999, 29, 4, 793-799.

Additional files

Editorial Notes