Massed versus standard prolonged exposure for posttraumatic stress disorder in Australian military and veteran populations (RESTORE trial): Study protocol for a non-inferiority randomized controlled trial.
Lisa Dell, Alyssa M Sbisa, Meaghan O'Donnell, Peter W Tuerk, Richard Bryant, Stephanie Hodson, David Morton, Malcolm Battersby, Andrew Forbes, David Forbes
Contemp Clin Trials | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a severe problem, affecting veterans and military personnel at higher rates than the general community. First-line treatment for PTSD, prolonged exposure (PE), is typically delivered weekly for 10-12 weeks, however this duration can pose a barrier to accessing and completing the treatment, particularly for current serving military. This paper presents the RESTORE trial protocol, the first randomized controlled trial of massed PE therapy outside of the United States and by an independent research group. One hundred and thirty-five Australian Defence Force members and veterans (18-80 years) who meet criteria for PTSD related to a military trauma will..View full abstract