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Empowerment of personal injury victims.


- candidate number8120
- NTR NumberNTR2360
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR4-jun-2010
- Secondary IDsWC2008-113 / 2010/123 ; Wetenschapscommissie EMGO / METc VU medisch centrum
- Public TitleEmpowerment of personal injury victims.
- Scientific TitleEmpowerment of personal injury victims through an internet intervention: A randomised controlled trial.
- ACRONYMGrip op mijn zaak
- hypothesisThe internet intervention will enhance empowerment, perceived justice, wellbeing and knowledge of personal injury victims during claims settlement.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedWellbeing, Perceived justice, Secondary victimization, Claims settlement, Personal injury
- Inclusion criteria1. Being a road traffic victim;
2. Accident happened less than two years ago;
3. Having access to the internet and an email address;
4. Being at least 18 years old;
5. Being fluent in Dutch language.
- Exclusion criteriaN/A
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingDouble
- controlPlacebo
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-jul-2010
- planned closingdate31-dec-2011
- Target number of participants170
- InterventionsThe intervention group will get access to an internet website (www.gripopmijnzaak.nl) providing an information module, an e-coach module and a frequently asked questions section.

The information module contains general information about claims settlement, the representative, the opposite party, social services and conflict solutions.

The e-coach module is an online course of five weekly lessons, based on the Self Examination Therapy developed by Bowman (1995), in which participants learn to deal with worries and problems.

The control group will get access to a sham website providing only a couple of hyperlinks to 1) websites with information about claims settlement, the Dutch Judiciary, the Dutch social security organisation, and 2) non-profit support organisations, and companion groups.

Personal injury victims will be recruited via a representative office. The study/intervention will take one year.
- Primary outcomeEmpowerment (Mastery Scale by Pearlin and Schooler, 1978; 9 self developed self efficacy items about dealing with claims settlement, the injury and the accident) (T0, T3).
- Secondary outcome1. Perceived justice (Organizational Justice Questionnaire by Colquitt, 2001; 15 self developed additional perceived justice items about the compensation, the opposite party and the representative) (T0, T1, T2, T3);
2. Wellbeing (Vas scale of EuroQol by The EuroQol Group, 1990 (T0, T1, T2, T3); Four-Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire by Terluin, 1996 (T0, T3));
3. Stress (Perceived Stress Scale by Cohen e.a., 1983) (T0, T1, T2, T3);
4. Claim (1 self developed item about the estimated financial damage) (T2);
5. Knowledge (7 self deleloped knowledge items about claims settlement, the representative, the opposite party, social services, conflict sollutions and dealing with problems) (T0, T1, T2, T3).

All measurements are online questionnaires, provided by NetQuestionnaire.
- Timepoints1. Baseline (T0);
2. 3 months after baseline (T1);
3. 6 months after baseline (T2);
4. 12 months after baseline (T3).
- Trial web sitewww.gripopmijnzaak.nl
- statusstopped: trial finished
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESDrs. N.A. Elbers
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESDrs. N.A. Elbers
- Sponsor/Initiator Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- PublicationsElbers, N.A., Cuijpers, P., Akkermans, A.J. & Bruinvels, D.J. (2009). Het slachtoffer centraal vanuit psychologisch perspectief. In Crossing the Rubicon (p. 16-19). Den Haag: De Letselschade Raad.
- Brief summaryPersonal injury victims (traffic accidents) will be empowered through an internet intervention containing information and e-coaching.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD4-jun-2010 - 26-apr-2012


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