The Effect of Goal Management Training With Mild Traumatic Brain Injured Veterans; Metacognitive Training to Enhance Strategy Use in Blast-Related TBI
Verified July 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs
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Department of Veterans Affairs
First received: March 5, 2009
Last updated: July 18, 2014
Last verified: July 2014
Enhanced Goal Management Training (GMT) is a 10-week group or individual therapy that teaches strategies to improve an individual's ability to complete everyday tasks. This research study will test the effect of GMT on 36 OEF/OIF veterans compared to a control group of 16 OEF/OIF Veterans receiving a Brain Health Workshop. The results will provide information to conduct future research with a larger group of patients or to identify which patients demonstrate more benefit from the training.
Behavioral: Goal Management Training
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
||The Effect of Goal Management Training With Mild TBI Veterans
Primary Outcome Measures:
- computerized TOL, BRIEF-A, Dkefs [ Time Frame: Pre, Post and 1 month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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| Estimated Primary Completion Date:
||January 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Experimental: Arm 1
Assessment for 10 sessions prior to start of group therapy (A of AB design)
Behavioral: Goal Management Training
Goal Management Training is a 7-week group therapy that teaches strategies to improve an individual's ability to complete everyday tasks.
No Intervention: Arm 2
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||18 Years to 55 Years
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
- 2 incidences of blast-related mTBI according to the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, any of three following criteria: 1) loss of consciousness <30 minutes, a Glasgow Coma Scale of 13; 2) loss of memory for events immediately before and after the event ( 24 hours); alteration of mental state at the time of accident; 3) focal neurological deficits that may, or may not, be transient (ACRM, 1993). Diagnosis must be documented in the medical record by a physician or neuropsychologist.
- Frontal Lobe impairment will be determined by 1.5 standard deviations below the mean on either the D-KEFS Color Word Interference Testorthe EXAMINER composite score.
- Age 18 to 55 years.
- At least 6 months post injury.
- Family member or friend that is willing to answer questionnaires and provide feedback on questionnaires and completion of homework.
- History of pre-morbid learning disability.
- History of psychiatric diagnosis sufficiently severe to have resulted in inpatient hospitalization.
- Neurological disease unrelated to TBI (seizure disorder, stroke, ADHD).
- Score < 90 on National Adult Reading Test.
- Failure of validity testing on either the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM), and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-version 2-Restructured Form MMPI-2-RF).Score of 45 or less on TOMM Trial 2 or retention trial. Two scores of 80T on Variable Response Inconsistency, True Response Inconsistency, or F-family indicators.
- Reported alcohol or substance abuse within the past year, or such abuse documented in medical record.
- Reported involvement in current litigation.
- Changes within the past month of medications known to affect cognitive functions e.g. benzodiazepines, opioids, antidepressants and antipsychotics.
- Currently enrolled in other cognitive therapy that cannot be discontinued.
- Not fluent in English.
- Not competent to provide consent (also, not able to demonstrate understanding of expectations of study and potential risks of participation).
- Patients who receive > 5 hours of therapy from a mental health specialist during the study will not be included in the final analysis.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00857207
|North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
|Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32608 |
|Contact: Julia Waid-Ebbs, PhD 352-376-1611 email@example.com |
|Principal Investigator: Julia Waid-Ebbs, PhD |
|James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, FL
|Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612 |
|Contact: Erline V Nakono, CCC/SLP 813-972-2000 ext 4844 Erline.Nakano@va.gov |
||Julia Waid-Ebbs, PhD
||North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
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||Department of Veterans Affairs
History of Changes
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|Study First Received:
||March 5, 2009
||July 18, 2014
||United States: Federal Government
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ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 29, 2014
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Head Injuries, Closed
Wounds and Injuries