What is the STAR trial?
The STAR trial is a large study to find out if trauma therapy is helpful for a range of problems. It will include 300 people, across 5 NHS areas in England, in Manchester, London, Oxford, Newcastle and Sussex. The trial has recently launched and we will be continuing to recruit until 2022!
To test whether the therapy is helpful, half of the people taking part will receive the therapy in addition to their usual care and half will continue with their usual care only. This is decided randomly by a computer, with a 50/50 chance, like flipping a coin. We will then compare how the two study groups get on over a period of 2 years.