|- candidate number||8120|
|- NTR Number||NTR2360|
|- ISRCTN||ISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.|
|- Date ISRCTN created|
|- date ISRCTN requested|
|- Date Registered NTR||4-jun-2010|
|- Secondary IDs||WC2008-113 / 2010/123 ; Wetenschapscommissie EMGO / METc VU medisch centrum|
|- Public Title||Empowerment of personal injury victims.|
|- Scientific Title||Empowerment of personal injury victims through an internet intervention: A randomised controlled trial.|
|- ACRONYM||Grip op mijn zaak|
|- hypothesis||The internet intervention will enhance empowerment, perceived justice, wellbeing and knowledge of personal injury victims during claims settlement.|
|- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied||Wellbeing, Perceived justice, Secondary victimization, Claims settlement, Personal injury|
|- Inclusion criteria||1. 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 criteria||N/A|
|- mec approval received||yes|
|- multicenter trial||no|
|- Type||2 or more arms, randomized|
|- planned startdate ||1-jul-2010|
|- planned closingdate||31-dec-2011|
|- Target number of participants||170|
|- Interventions||The 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 outcome||Empowerment (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 outcome||1. 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.
|- Timepoints||1. Baseline (T0);|
2. 3 months after baseline (T1);
3. 6 months after baseline (T2);
4. 12 months after baseline (T3).
|- Trial web site||www.gripopmijnzaak.nl|
|- status||stopped: trial finished|
|- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES||Drs. N.A. Elbers|
|- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES||Drs. N.A. Elbers|
|- Sponsor/Initiator ||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
|Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|- Publications||Elbers, 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 summary||Personal injury victims (traffic accidents) will be empowered through an internet intervention containing information and e-coaching.|
|- Main changes (audit trail)|
|- RECORD||4-jun-2010 - 26-apr-2012|