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Projects of the TBINDC Registry by Research Center
A Pilot Project to Identifying Women with TBI Due to Domestic Violence
Abstract: This project sought to determine the number of women seeking treatment in emergency departments who are identified as involved in an abusive relationship and have experienced mild brain injuries. Women seen by social workers for assessment at the time of emergency visit because of suspected domestic violence were asked brief screening questions to determine the frequency of blows to the head, altered consciousness due to trauma, and temporary or permanent consequences. Our findings revealed that among subjects who were identified and screened, a significant proportion had residual neurobehavioral symptoms that they associated with the occurrence of trauma to the head. The results of this study are consistent with previous studies that... more
Investigators: Corrigan J, Wolfe M, Mysiw W, Jackson W, Bogner J view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
Substance abuse as a contributing factor to violence-induced injuries & long-term outcomes
Abstract: The objective was to determine the relative contributions of substance abuse history and violent etiology to the prediction of outcomes for individuals who sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) requiring inpatient rehabilitation. In this study, almost 80% of persons with injuries due to violence-related causes had a history of substance abuse. Substance abuse was found to contribute to the prediction of life satisfaction and productivity, while violent etiology was not a significant contributor to predictive models. The results of this study emphasize the need to include substance abuse history in all studies of outcomes following TBI, and to increase prevention efforts in order to limit the effects of such a history... more
Investigators: Bogner J, Corrigan J, Mysiw W, Clinchot D, Fugate L view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
The Role of Agitation in Prediction of Outcome Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Abstract: The objective of this project was to determine the role of agitation in the prediction of TBI rehabilitation outcomes. Multivariate analyses indicated that cognitive functioning at admission to rehabilitation (FIM Cognitive) mediates the relationship between the presence of agitation and length of rehabilitation, as well as between agitation and FIM Cognitive at discharge. Similar results were found when discharge residence was the dependent variable, however agitation also contributed some unique variance to the prediction. The results of the multivariate analyses support the contention that agitation and cognition are intimately related, with the long-term effects of the former being at least partially driven by the latter. These... more
Investigators: Bogner J, Corrigan J, Mysiw W, Fugate L, Clinchot D view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
The Dynamics of Change in Outcomes over the First Five Years Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Abstract: Objective: To examine the nature of rehabilitation outcomes one to five years post-injury.

Design: Cross-sequential.

Subjects: Persons with traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries.

Primary Measures: Community Integration Questionnaire, Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique, Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Health Survey Short Form, Satisfaction With Life Scale, Life Satisfaction Questionnaire.

Results: Factor analysis of the data with persons with TBI suggested a latent structure comprised of three factors: Activities, Participation and Subjective Well-Being. Low to moderate correlations were found between factors. Results with persons with spinal cord injury were inconclusive due to a small sample size. ... more
Investigators: Corrigan J, Bogner J view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
Systematic Bias in Long-Term Outcome Studies due to Loss to Follow-up
Abstract: Three longitudinal databases have been analyzed using parallel procedures. "Lost" subjects were defined as those who were eligible for follow-up but no information was collected from the person with TBI, or a proxy, for any reason (e.g. refused, expired, no response to contact, unable to be interviewed). Each database was analyzed separately for each follow-up year. Univariate analysis were first conducted to identify all variables in each dataset for which there was a difference (p... more
Investigators: Corrigan J, Harrison-Felix C, Bogner J, Dijkers M, Whiteneck G, Terrill M view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
The Effectiveness of a Brief Intervention for Awareness of Deficits
Abstract: One sequela of traumatic brain injury is lack of awareness of deficits. Without awareness, individuals have difficulty recognizing the relevance of rehabilitation. Consequently, they may cooperate with treatment only superficially, or may drop out of treatment altogether. A preliminary study indicated individuals who dropped out of rehabilitation because they did not perceive it as useful were more likely to experience sub-optimal outcomes one year after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. This study was designed to compare the effectiveness of two brief interventions (motivational interviewing and education) for improving awareness and outcomes. It was found that changes in awareness were similar for individuals who received the... more
Investigators: Bogner J, Corrigan J, Lamb-Hart G view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
A Naturalistic Study of the Role of Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Return to Work after Traumatic Brain Injury
Abstract: Few persons with severe brain injuries who were employed prior to injury are able to become employed after. While variables that predict return to work have been studied, the effect of receiving state-federal vocational rehabilitation services has received less attention.. The present study investigates the vocational rehabilitation experience of 200 admissions to a specialized brain injury rehabilitation unit. Using subjects from the Ohio Valley CenterÂ’s Suboptimal Outcomes Study, this study investigates the role of vocational rehabilitation services in mediating employment outcomes; as well as predictive factors in accessing vocational rehabilitation services, the course of rehabilitation, and subsequent outcome. It was found that in... more
Investigators: Corrigan J, Bogner J, Sivak-Sears N view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
Predicting Life Satisfaction Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Abstract: Stepwise multiple regressions were conducted, and a small, but significant, proportion of the variance in life satisfaction was predicted. Individuals who did not have a history of substance abuse and were gainfully employed at follow-up reported higher life satisfaction at 1 and 2 years post-injury. Motor independence was also a significant predictor at one year follow-up, while social integration and the absence of depression were predictors at two year follow-up. Life satisfaction tended to be stable during the two years; marital status and depression predicted what change that did occur... more
Investigators: Corrigan J, Bogner J, Mysiw W, Clinchot D, Fugate L view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
Subjective Well-being in the First Two Years Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Abstract: Purpose: Examine predictors of life satisfaction one and two years post-injury.

Design: Prospective, longitudinal study of patients with TBI followed at one and two years post-injury. Replication of a single center study using data from the TBI Model Systems dataset. Univariate regression models will be calculated first. Those variables
that account for at least 1% of variance will be included in subsequent stepwise linear regression models.

Current status: Data has been compiled.... more
Investigators: Corrigan J, Bogner J, Hammond F, Sander A, Whiteneck G, Kreutzer J view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
Collaborating Centers: Carolinas Rehabilitation, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia
Construct Validity of a Method of Detecting Prior TBI
Abstract: Objective: Extend the validation of an instrument developed to assess the impact of a prior TBI on substance abuse treatment.

Subjects: Persons with TBI attending a substance abuse treatment program.

Design: Analyze the relationship between summary measures from the OSU TBI Identification Method that suggest a history of TBI and measures of cognitive and behavioral difficulties which could interfere with participation in substance abuse treatment.

Current status: Subject enrollment and data collection are ongoing.... more
Investigators: Corrigan J, Bogner J view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
The Cost Effectiveness of Early Enterostomy Tube Placement After Traumatic Brain Injury
Abstract: The survivor of traumatic brain injury is at risk for nutritional problems due to hypermetabolism. Adequate nutritional support provided within 48 hours after injury has been shown to improve neurological recovery and decrease complications. Various methods of nutritional support are available, including total parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition, and there is considerable controversy regarding the best method. The current study is evaluating two types of enteral feeding, nasogastric and enterostomy tubes, to determine their relationships with rehabilitation outcomes and cost of care... more
Investigators: Clinchot D, Mysiw W, Fugate L, Bogner J, Corrigan J view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
The Cost Effectiveness of Early Intervention for Substance Abuse
Abstract: The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the cost effectiveness for persons with traumatic brain injuries of early versus late treatment of substance abuse using a case management model. The early group were those individuals who initiate treatment within one year post-injury; the late group were those initiating treatment two to five years post-injury. Outcomes after nine months of treatment were compared between groups, as well as with a comparison group of subjects with substance abuse problems, matched for time post-injury, who did not receive case management. Cost per client (based on staff contact hours) of changes in substance use, community integration, and subjective well-being were compared between early and late... more
Investigators: Corrigan J, Heinemann A view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
Team brain injury: evaluation of a resource and service coordination model
Abstract: "Team Brain Injury" or "Team BI" is a new approach to brain injury rehabilitation developed by the faculty of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to address a changing service delivery system characterized by shorter inpatient length of stays. Team BI seeks to manage the rehabilitation process from acute rehabilitation through long-term living based on a holistic view of the individual and using a coordinated team approach. Team BI educates patients and family via information customized to the needs and abilities of the learner, available in amounts and formats responsive to the stage of adaptation, and provided in the context of a long-term relationship. This demonstration project evaluated the Team BI approach and... more
Investigators: Bogner J, Corrigan J, Mysiw W view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
The Cost Effectiveness of Early Enterostomy Tube Placement After Traumatic Brain Injury
Abstract: Objective: To evaluate two types of enteral feeding, nasogastric and enterostomy tubes, to determine their relationships with outcomes.

Subjects: Persons with TBI who were enrolled in the TBIMS longitudinal study.

Design: Data were collected on the type and timing of tube placements in acute care and rehabilitation, as well as associated medical complications.

Results: Due to difficulties with the complicated data collection procedures associated with this project, results were interpreted with caution and were not found to warrant publication.... more
Investigators: Clinchot D, Mysiw W, Bogner J view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
Incidence, Impact and Causes of Sleep Dysfunction after Traumatic Brain Injury
Abstract: Objective: To compare sleep difficulties of persons with TBI with that of their peers.

Subjects: Persons with TBI and their friends.

Results: Subjects with TBI had difficulty identifying friends who met the inclusion criteria for the study. Therefore subject enrollment was insufficient to complete this study as originally designed and the study took a different direction, using only the data from subjects with a TBI. The results did not warrant publication.... more
Investigators: Clinchot D, Fugate L, Mysiw W, Bogner J, Corrigan J view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
Effectiveness of the SASSI .3 in Screening for Substance Abuse Among Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury
Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of the current study is to assess the validity of a screening instrument widely used in addictions treatment (the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory or "SASSI-3" ), when applied to adults with recent brain injuries.

Subjects: 200 persons who had cleared PTA and were receiving TBI rehabilitation; 70 subjects completed the instrument twice to assess test-retest reliability.

Results: Test-retest reliability for most of the subscales was under .75, however many of the items were reliable. New subscales were devised with the reliable items; decision rules were developed and cross-validated.

Conclusions: With some modifications, this instrument will likely have utility in this population; additional... more
Investigators: Corrigan J, Bogner J view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial exploring the efficacy of nortriptyline and amantadine in the management of post-traumatic agitation
Abstract: Objective: Test the efficacy of two medications, amantadine and nortriptyline, to control agitation.

Subjects: Persons receiving rehabilitation for TBI who met all inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Design: Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Both agitation and cognition were monitored during the trial.

Current status: Data collection has been completed.... more
Investigators: Mysiw W, Fugate L, Bogner J, Glenn M view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
Collaborating Centers: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Using the Internet to Provide Peer Support
Abstract: Objective: Demonstration project to evaluate the potential utility of providing peer support via the Internet, including potential problems with access to and use by persons with brain injury.

Design: Weekly chat room and survey.

Results: Difficulties were found with chat room participation, however 486 surveys were returned. Results of the survey were compared with that obtained by the US Census Bureau. Some aspects of computer and internet usage among persons with TBI were found to be higher than that reported for the national population. However, some barriers to usage were also identified.

Conclusions: Barriers to access still exist, but despite these barriers family members and persons with brain injury are finding... more
Investigators: Corrigan J, Lamb-Hart G view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
Using internet to enhance team functioning
Abstract: Establishing a consistent and coordinated treatment approach among outpatient service providers from different agencies, with different experience and skills, is a daunting task. Barriers to efficient means of communication contribute significantly to the difficulties encountered. This project piloted the use of e-mail to allow clients, family members, providers from various sites, and case managers to communicate in a shared forum using "listserver" technology. The project evaluated (1) the feasibility of using e-mail listservers to connect clients and team members, and (2) participants' perceptions of the effect on communication and treatment coordination. Clients were found to be reluctant to participate in the project for several... more
Investigators: Bogner J, Corrigan J, Lamb-Hart G view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
Using the Internet to Provide Peer Support
Abstract: Surveys were conducted of persons receiving mailings from four state affiliates of the Brain Injury Association, as well as with persons participating in the ORTBIMS longitudinal study. Statistical and qualitative analysis are being applied to the survey results in an effort to determine current levels of use, applications of use, and barriers to use. These are being compared to national statistics in an attempt to determine if persons with a brain injury are able to access the technology as easily as the general public and, if not, what barriers need to be addressed to allow for full participation by persons with brain injury.... more
Investigators: Lamb-Hart G, Corrigan J view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
Entrance into the Workforce Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Abstract: The best model for predicting vocational outcome at year 1 included premorbid employment, FIM Motor and FIM Cognitive at discharge, age, the interaction of premorbid employment*age, and education level. The goodness-of-fit test indicated that the model fit quite well. The employment*age interaction suggested that age is a factor for individuals who were not employed pre-injury, with younger individuals being more likely to enter the workforce post-injury. Age is not a factor if the individual was premorbidly employed. Similar results were found with Year 2, however FIM Cognitive was no longer found to be a significant contributor to the model. At Year 3, the best predictive model was composed of premorbid employment and FIM Motor. ... more
Investigators: Bogner J, Corrigan J, Sivak-Sears N view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
The Cost Effectiveness of Alternate Pharmacologic Interventions for Severe Agitation
Abstract: The treatment of agitation during acute hospitalization is challenging. Behavior must be controlled sufficiently to ensure safety and physiologic stability, while side effects of the pharmacologic regimen need to be minimized. Neuroleptics (e.g. haloperidol) are commonly chosen due to their relatively quick therapeutic onset, but in addition to a multitude of potential side effects, there is some concern about potential long-term effects on recovery. Other choices available, such as benzodiazepines (e.g. lorazepam, alprazolam) and narcotics (e.g. morphine, oxycodone), also have the potential for significant side effects.

This naturalistic study has been designed to provide preliminary indications of the costs and benefits of... more
Investigators: Mysiw W, Bogner J, Corrigan J, Fugate L, Clinchot D, Kadyan V view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
Intervention for Precursors of Premature Treatment Termination
Abstract: Objective: A randomized, controlled trial is being conducted that compares two interventions to increase therapeutic alliance (and forestall premature treatment termination) via increased attendance in substance abuse treatment sessions.

Subjects: Persons with TBI and substance abuse problems who are clients of a substance abuse treatment program designed specifically for this population.

Experimental Conditions: The following are initiated via a phone interview: (1) Financial Incentive (provision of financial incentives to attend appointments), (2) Barrier Reduction (reduction of logistical barriers to attending appointments), (3) Attention Control (verification of contact information).

Current Status: Subject enrollment and... more
Investigators: Corrigan J, Bogner J view full
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Lead Center: Ohio State University
Blame Attribution in Violent and Non-Violent TBI: Effects on Psychosocial Adjustment
Abstract: Violence is a significant cause of TBI, especially in urban areas. In other populations, violence-related injury has been studied with respect to blame attribution. Previous work suggests that self-blame may be associated with better coping and more favorable outcome compared to blame of other persons. Those with TBI due to violence may therefore be at risk for worse psychological outcomes. In this project we are measuring blame attribution in the acute stages of both violent and non-violent injury and again at 1-year follow-up, along with outcome assessment, to determine the effects of blame attribution on psychosocial outcome. In the first phase of the study we demonstrated that blame attribution is reliable and valid in persons with... more
Investigators: Hart T, Bogner J, Whyte J, Polansky M, Hanks R, Esselman P view full
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Lead Center: Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
Collaborating Centers: Ohio State University, University of Washington, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Illicit Drug Use Over Time Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Abstract: Reported drug use at Years 1 and 2 following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is 6 to 8%, compared to 29% premorbidly. How drug use responses change over time in the same group is not known. This study investigates patterns of reported drug use and follow-up for individuals with TBI who received inpatient rehabilitation, and who were questioned annually about illicit drug use. The TBI Model System Database (n=1160) was used to perform a cross-sectional analysis on all successfully contacted and screened over a 10 year period. Responses to drug use at Year 1 were 37 yes, and 333 no, with no significant difference in yes/no responses across the years. However, analysis of the positive responses revealed those reporting drug use in Year 1 had... more
Investigators: Hammond F, Grattan K, Sasser H, Corrigan J, Bogner J, Kreutzer J, Weintraub R, Berry J view full
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Lead Center: Carolinas Rehabilitation
Collaborating Centers: Ohio State University, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia
Characterizing and testing the relative efficacy of vocational rehabilitation interventions after TBI - Phase 1: Characterizing and measuring variations in vocational treatments across the TBIMS
Abstract: The ability to work is important to many persons with TBI for maximizing financial independence, achieving social re-integration and maintaining quality of life. Vocational re-entry is frequently addressed in post-acute rehabilitation of TBI, but employment remains a goal that is difficult to attain. We need ways of evaluating what the most critical elements of the treatment are, or at what intensity or duration they must be delivered. The objectives of Phase 1 are: (1) to develop definitions for content and process parameters for characterizing specific vocational interventions for TBI; (2) to use these definitions to survey the types and variations in vocational services across the TBIMS; (3) to develop testable hypotheses about... more
Investigators: Hart T, Dijkers M, Fraser R, Bogner J, Cicerone K, Malec J view full
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Lead Center: Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
Collaborating Centers: Mayo Medical Center, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation, Ohio State University, University of Washington, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Effect of blood alcohol level on neurpsych outcome from TBI
Abstract: 1) To resolve contradictory reports in the literature regarding adverse effects of acute blood alcohol level (BAL) on neuropsychological outcome from traumatic brain injury (TBI). 2) 459 adults with nonpenetrating TBI who were inpatients at one of 6 rehabilitation centers in the TBI Model Systems project, whose BAL had been measured at hospital arrival, and who emerged from post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) and underwent neuropsychological testing before rehabilitation discharge. 3)15 neuropsychological tests were administered after resolution of post-traumatic amnesia and at one year post-injury. 4) BAL was classified as 1) negative vs. positive and 2) intoxicated (BAL > 100 mg/dl) vs. non-intoxicated. The effect of BAL on neuropsychological... more
Investigators: Boake C, High Jr. W, Sander A, Kreutzer J, Macciocchi S, Stringer A, Hammond F, Rosenthal M, Bogner J, Hanks R view full
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Lead Center: The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research
Collaborating Centers: Emory University/Shepherd Center, Ohio State University, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia
Mortality and Life Expectancy After TBI Rehabilitation
Abstract: Abstract from Project Phase I - Objective: To investigate mortality, life expectancy, risk factors for death, and causes of death in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods: Retrospective cohort study utilizing data from the TBI Model Systems National Database, the Social Security Death Index and death certificates. Participants: 2,178 individuals with TBI completing inpatient rehabilitation in one of 15 National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-funded TBI Model Systems of care between 1988 and 2001. Results: Individuals with TBI were twice as likely to die compared to individuals in the general population of similar age, gender and race, resulting in an estimated average life expectancy reduction of 7... more
Investigators: Harrison-Felix C, Whiteneck G, Devivo M, Hammond F, Jha A view full
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Lead Center: Craig Hospital
Collaborating Centers: Carolinas Rehabilitation, Emory University/Shepherd Center, Mayo Medical Center, Ohio State University, University of Alabama, Oregon Health Sciences University, University of Missouri, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, University of Washington
Depression after traumatic brain injury: A NIDRR model systems multi-center investigation.
Abstract: Objective: To identify the frequency and manifestations of depression after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the factors that contribute to developing this mood disorder.

Design: A prospective, nationwide, multicenter study; 17 centers supplied data from medical records and patient responses on a standardized criterion instrument.

Setting: Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems programs.

Participants: A demographically diverse sample of 666 outpatients with TBI was evaluated 10 to 126 months after injury.

Main Outcome Measures: Depressive symptoms were characterized with the Neurobehavioral Functioning Inventory by using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed; DSM-IV) diagnostic framework. Analysis of... more
Investigators: Seel R, Kreutzer J, Rosenthal M, Hammond F, Corrigan J, Black K view full
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Lead Center: Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia
Collaborating Centers: Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Ohio State University
Development of Participation Measures for People with Traumatic Brain Injury
Abstract: There is no general agreement in the field regarding a reliable and valid objective measure of community participation after TBI. This study will use a multi-center, prospective, cohort design to evaluate participation items pooled from four currently used tools: the Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique Short Form (CHART-SF); the Community Integration Questionnaire Version 2 (CIQ-2); the Participation Objective-Participation Subjective (PO-PS) section of the Living Life After TBI (LLATBI); and the Mayo-Portland Participation Index (M2PI). The primary objectives of this study are to: 1) evaluate internal consistency, concurrent validity, and item/scale structure of current measures of community participation after TBI; and 2)... more
Investigators: Whiteneck G, Bushnik T, Cicerone K, Corrigan J, Bogner J, Dijkers M, Gordon W, Hart T, Malec J, Novack T view full
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Lead Center: Craig Hospital
Collaborating Centers: University of Alabama, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Mayo Medical Center, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Ohio State University, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
A Prospective Observational Study of Screening and Prophylaxis for Deep Vein Thrombosis in Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury During Inpatient Rehabilitation
Abstract: During the period of acute rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury (TBI), the development of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a significant complication that increases morbidity and mortality. Pulmonary embolism (PE) is one of the most ominous, and frequently life-threatening, complications that occur during TBI rehabilitation. TBI patients often sustain concomitant multiple trauma and have cumulative risk factors for DVT. Because these TBI patients are usually maintained at bed rest during their acute hospitalization, they are at increased risk for existing DVT to embolize when they enter the rehabilitation setting and resume mobility. Prior to initiating this study, a practice survey was distributed to the 16 rehabilitation centers of... more
Investigators: Carlile M, Diaz-Arrastia R, Mysiw W view full
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Lead Center: North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
Collaborating Centers: Carolinas Rehabilitation, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Mayo Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Methodist Rehabilitation Center, Ohio State University, University of Alabama, University of Pittsburgh
A Collaborative National Information Center on Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury
Abstract: In order to better serve the rehabilitation community, the Center on Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury (COMBI) website and newsletter are proposed. The COMBI provides information on measures in a format that is easily accessed and understood, free of charge, objective, and comprehensive. Each measure will have online syllabi, training and testing materials (including the measure's rating form), information on scale properties, a reference listing of published studies using the measure, and a section for "Frequently Asked Questions."... more
Investigators: Bushnik T, Wright J, Mellick D, Harrison-Felix C, Boake C, Sander A, Malec J, Sherer M, Thompson R, Novack T, Dijkers M, Bogner J, Corrigan J, Hammond F, Kreutzer J, Marwitz J, Millis S, O'Neil-Pirozzi T view full
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Lead Center: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Collaborating Centers: Craig Hospital, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Mayo Medical Center, Methodist Rehabilitation Center, University of Alabama, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Ohio State University, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Mount Sinai School of Medicine


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