A Health & Wellness Intervention for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2012 by VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Craig Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lisa Brenner, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01334398
First received: April 11, 2011
Last updated: June 7, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
  Purpose

The primary goal of the proposed study is to evaluate the efficacy of a replicable community-based group intervention, designed to address both general wellness and specific TBI health-related issues. Emphasis is placed on goal setting to develop healthy habits, utilizing problem solving strategies, learning means of maintaining progress and setting new goals. Facilitators will utilize approaches aimed at maximizing participant self-efficacy, reducing barriers to health promotion, and developing personal resources. A randomized wait-list control group design will be used to evaluate the efficacy of the intervention. It is hypothesized that individuals with TBI who participate in the intervention group will report increased health promoting behaviors, health related self-efficacy, health-related quality of life, level of participation, and greater perceived wellness and satisfaction with life as compared to the control group.


Condition Intervention
Traumatic Brain Injury
Behavioral: Health & Wellness

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Health & Wellness Intervention for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injury

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Further study details as provided by VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System:

Enrollment: 74
Study Start Date: October 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Initial Treatment Group Behavioral: Health & Wellness
The specific content of the intervention was adapted from four existing evidence-based interventions: (1) "Healthy Lifestyles for People with Disabilities," (2) Promoting Wellness for Women with MS," (3) "Living Well with Disability," and (4) "Social Skills and TBI: A Workbook for Group Treatment."
Deferred Treatment Group Behavioral: Health & Wellness
The specific content of the intervention was adapted from four existing evidence-based interventions: (1) "Healthy Lifestyles for People with Disabilities," (2) Promoting Wellness for Women with MS," (3) "Living Well with Disability," and (4) "Social Skills and TBI: A Workbook for Group Treatment."

Detailed Description:

Health promotion in the general population and in disability groups, such as individuals with TBI, has been identified in recent decades as a specific need by the Surgeon General, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2010, the NIDRR Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Health and Wellness and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, decreased quality of life and increased health-related secondary conditions in TBI supports the need for health and wellness promotion. A number of health and wellness programs have been developed for specific disabled populations, with a few providing evidence for efficacy; however, no evidence based program designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with TBI has been identified. This proposal responds to the NIDRR Long Range Plan and the Healthy People 2010 call for further research in health promotion to improve quality of life, decrease disability, and eliminate disparities in health within disability populations, specifically those individuals with TBI.

The primary goal of the proposed study is to evaluate the efficacy of a replicable community-based group intervention, designed to address both general wellness and specific TBI health-related issues. Emphasis is placed on goal setting to develop healthy living habits, utilize problem solving strategies, learn means of maintaining progress and set new goals. Facilitators will utilize approaches aimed at maximizing participant self-efficacy, reducing barriers to health promotion, and developing personal resources. A randomized wait-list control group design will be used to evaluate the efficacy of the intervention.

It is hypothesized that individuals with TBI who participate in the intervention group will report increased health promoting behaviors, health related self-efficacy, health-related quality of life, level of participation, and greater perceived wellness and satisfaction with life, than the control group. Intervention group members are expected to attain individualized health and wellness goals, and maintain gains on follow-up at six months. Findings from this study will advance knowledge regarding health and wellness intervention for individuals with TBI, and may clarify areas of future research.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Veterans and community members

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • individuals will be included in the study if they meet the following criteria:

    1. history of TBI as defined as damage to brain tissue caused by an external mechanical force as evidenced by loss of consciousness or post traumatic amnesia (PTA) due to brain trauma or by objective neurological findings that can be reasonably attributed to TBI on physical examination or mental status examination.
    2. received inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation, or an evaluation related to their TBI;
    3. are classified as moderate to severe TBI based on a TBI medical/professional evaluation;
    4. are at least one year post-injury;
    5. are 18 years of age or older at the time of the study;
    6. function at Rancho Los Amigo Level of Cognitive Functioning Level of 6 or above, based on current interview with participant and family member/identified resource person
    7. have adequate receptive and expressive communication skills functional for group participation (score >5 on the Comprehension and Expression items of the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) based on current interview);
    8. have sufficient recall of day-to-day events for learning in the group setting, based on screening interview with family member or identified resource person;
    9. have the ability to participate in ongoing group sessions with no documented or reported medical or neurological conditions (e.g. upcoming hospitalizations, uncontrolled seizures), behavioral concerns (e.g. frustration tolerance, behavioral/anger control,) or other issues that preclude group participation;
    10. be English speaking in order to complete study measures (if the intervention is proven efficacious, future studies would be needed with non-English speaking participants);
    11. provide informed consent to participate.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Failure to meet inclusion criteria
  • Failure to provide informed consent as evidenced by inability to respond to the above stated questions
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01334398

Locations
United States, Colorado
VA ECHCS
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80220
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
Craig Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lisa Brenner, Ph.D. VA VISN 19, ECHCS
Principal Investigator: Cynthia Braden (nee Dahlberg), MA Craig Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Lisa Brenner, Director, MIRECC, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01334398     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-1146, H133A070022
Study First Received: April 11, 2011
Last Updated: June 7, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System:
Traumatic Brain Injury

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 24, 2014