Consistency of Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics (ANAM) Performance in Those With Deployment Acquired Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The purpose of this project is to explore the degree to which performance consistency on neuropsychological measures varies in a sample of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Veterans with a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) with persistent self-reported symptoms.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Consistency of ANAM Performance in Those With Deployment Acquired Mild TBI|
- Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics (v4; ANAM4™) [ Time Frame: Over the course of 4 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The ANAM4™ Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Battery is a selection of tests from the ANAM4™ library (C-SHOP, 2007) believed to be especially sensitive to mild TBI. This battery was designed to aid in the assessment of general cognitive function following a suspected brain injury or other cognitive insult. The ANAM4 TBI battery includes the following tests: Simple Reaction Time, Procedural Reaction Time, Matching to Sample, Code Substitution-Learning, Code Substitution-Delayed Memory and Mathematical Processing and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
|Study Start Date:||February 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
OEF/OIF Veterans mTBI
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Veterans with a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) with persistent self-reported symptoms.
Mild TBI outcome studies are traditionally limited to single administration or baseline/post-injury assessment models and they often fail to show enduring deficits among persons complaining of such problems. It may be the case that our standard approach to deficit measurement in mTBI has confounded our ability to elicit the actual impairment. The proposed study could generate an assessment paradigm shift (performance over time) and afford professionals the direction to better assess and ultimately serve persons with mTBI. Additionally, research on the impact of PTSD symptoms on throughput and cognitive performance has been mixed (Bremner et al., 1995; Brenner et al, 2010; Vasterling et al., 1998, 2002, 2006) and the proposed study will yield additional data in that area.
|Contact: Lisa A Brenner, Ph.D.||303-399-8020 ext 2571||Lisa.Brenner@va.gov|
|Contact: Gina M Signoracci, Ph.D.||303-399-8020 ext 4653||Gina.Signoracci@va.gov|
|United States, Colorado|
|Eastern Colorado Health Sciences Denver VA MIRECC||Recruiting|
|Denver, Colorado, United States, 80220|
|Principal Investigator: Lisa A Brenner, Ph.D.|
|Principal Investigator:||Lisa A Brenner, Ph.D.||Eastern Colorado Health Sciences Denver VA MIRECC|