Ethical Dilemmas in Online Research and Treatment of Sexually Abused Adolescents

  title={Ethical Dilemmas in Online Research and Treatment of Sexually Abused Adolescents},
  author={Myron L. Pulier and Britt Klein and Julia Reynolds and Alfred Lange and Jeroen Ruwaard},
  booktitle={Journal of medical Internet research},
BACKGROUND In a recent uncontrolled trial of a new therapist-assisted Web-based treatment of adolescent victims of sexual abuse, the treatment effects were found to be promising. However, the study suffered a large pretreatment withdrawal rate that appeared to emanate from reluctance among the participants to disclose their identity and obtain their parents' consent. OBJECTIVE Our objectives were to confirm the effects of the online treatment in a controlled trial and to evaluate measures to… CONTINUE READING
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