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Narrative exposure therapy for 7- to 16-year-olds: a randomized controlled trial with traumatized refugee children.
J Trauma Stress. 2010 Aug; 23(4):437-45.JT

Abstract

The authors examined the effectiveness of narrative exposure therapy for children (KIDNET) in treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in refugee children living in exile. Twenty-six children traumatized by organized violence were randomly assigned to KIDNET or to a waiting list. Significant treatment by time interactions on all PTSD-relevant variables indicated that the KIDNET group, but not the controls, showed a clinically significant improvement in symptoms and functioning. Success of the KIDNET group remained stable at 12-month follow-up. This study confirms previous findings that, if left untreated, PTSD in children may persist for an extended period. However, it also shows that it is possible to effectively treat chronic PTSD and restore functioning in traumatized refugee children in only 8 treatment sessions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Konstanz and Vivo, Konstanz, Germany. Martina.Ruf@uni-konstanz.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20684019

Citation

Ruf, Martina, et al. "Narrative Exposure Therapy for 7- to 16-year-olds: a Randomized Controlled Trial With Traumatized Refugee Children." Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 23, no. 4, 2010, pp. 437-45.
Ruf M, Schauer M, Neuner F, et al. Narrative exposure therapy for 7- to 16-year-olds: a randomized controlled trial with traumatized refugee children. J Trauma Stress. 2010;23(4):437-45.
Ruf, M., Schauer, M., Neuner, F., Catani, C., Schauer, E., & Elbert, T. (2010). Narrative exposure therapy for 7- to 16-year-olds: a randomized controlled trial with traumatized refugee children. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23(4), 437-45. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.20548
Ruf M, et al. Narrative Exposure Therapy for 7- to 16-year-olds: a Randomized Controlled Trial With Traumatized Refugee Children. J Trauma Stress. 2010;23(4):437-45. PubMed PMID: 20684019.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Narrative exposure therapy for 7- to 16-year-olds: a randomized controlled trial with traumatized refugee children. AU - Ruf,Martina, AU - Schauer,Maggie, AU - Neuner,Frank, AU - Catani,Claudia, AU - Schauer,Elisabeth, AU - Elbert,Thomas, PY - 2010/8/5/entrez PY - 2010/8/5/pubmed PY - 2010/12/29/medline SP - 437 EP - 45 JF - Journal of traumatic stress JO - J Trauma Stress VL - 23 IS - 4 N2 - The authors examined the effectiveness of narrative exposure therapy for children (KIDNET) in treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in refugee children living in exile. Twenty-six children traumatized by organized violence were randomly assigned to KIDNET or to a waiting list. Significant treatment by time interactions on all PTSD-relevant variables indicated that the KIDNET group, but not the controls, showed a clinically significant improvement in symptoms and functioning. Success of the KIDNET group remained stable at 12-month follow-up. This study confirms previous findings that, if left untreated, PTSD in children may persist for an extended period. However, it also shows that it is possible to effectively treat chronic PTSD and restore functioning in traumatized refugee children in only 8 treatment sessions. SN - 1573-6598 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20684019/Narrative_exposure_therapy_for_7__to_16_year_olds:_a_randomized_controlled_trial_with_traumatized_refugee_children_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.20548 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -