Prolonged exposure vs. EMDR for PTSD rape victims: Trauma related cognitions
Negative trauma related cognitions have been implicated in the onset and maintenance of PTSD, and often improve with treatment. This controlled study aimed to evaluate the relative efficacy of Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) compared to a no-treatment wait-list control (WAIT) in the treatment of PTSD in adult female rape victims. In this study, 75 Ss with PTSD were randomly assigned to one of the three experimental conditions to achieve 20 completers per treatment group. All assessments were conducted by an Independent Assessor blind to the treatment condition. Participants completed the posttraumatic cognitions inventory (PTCI) and measures of PTSD symptomatology at pre- and post- treatment. We will investigate changes in cognitions across active treatment groups, and the extent to which cognitions at baseline predict treatment outcome.
Original Work Citation
Feeny, N., Moser, J., Astin, M., Stines, L., & Eftekhari, A. (2006, November). Prolonged exposure vs. EMDR for PTSD rape victims: Trauma related cognitions. In N. Feeny (Chair), Trauma-related cognitions among assault survivors with PTSD symptoms. Symposium conducted at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 22nd Annual Meeting, Hollywood, CA
“Prolonged exposure vs. EMDR for PTSD rape victims: Trauma related cognitions,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed August 8, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18023.