Recommendations for research

As part of the 2018 update, the guideline committee removed the 2005 research recommendations and replaced them with the recommendations below.

Key recommendations for research

1 Stepped care for post-traumatic stress disorder

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of stepped care for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on stepped care see appendix L of evidence review I: organisation and delivery of care for people with PTSD.

2 Sequencing and further line treatment

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of sequencing and further line treatment in PTSD?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on sequencing and further line treatment, see appendix L of evidence review D: psychological, psychosocial and other non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of PTSD in adults.

3 Trauma-informed approaches

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of trauma-informed care or trauma-informed approaches?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on trauma-informed approaches, see appendix L of evidence review I: organisation and delivery of care for people with PTSD.

4 Personalisation and risk markers

What prognostic and prescriptive factors are important in determining the choice of PTSD treatment?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on personalisation and risk markers, see appendix L of evidence review D: psychological, psychosocial and other non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of PTSD in adults.

5 Complex PTSD

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of interventions to deliver stabilisation and reintegration for people with complex PTSD?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on complex PTSD, see appendix L of evidence review D: psychological, psychosocial and other non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of PTSD in adults.

Other recommendations for research

1 Emotional freedom techniques

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of emotional freedom techniques (EFT) for the treatment of PTSD in adults?

To find out why the committee made the research recommendation on EFT, see appendix L of evidence review D: psychological, psychosocial and other non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of PTSD in adults.

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