Cognitive Rehabilitation of Blast Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) (CRbTBI)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2014 by Department of Veterans Affairs
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01138020
First received: June 3, 2010
Last updated: July 23, 2014
Last verified: July 2014

June 3, 2010
July 23, 2014
March 2011
March 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Cognitive functioning [ Time Frame: Ten weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Daily functioning [ Time Frame: Ten weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Cognitive Rehabilitation of Blast Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Cognitive Rehabilitation of Blast-induced Traumatic Brain Injury

The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of a structured rehabilitation program on cognitive function and quality of life in individuals with blast-induced traumatic brain injury (bTBI).

The most common impairments following blast-induced traumatic brain injury (bTBI) are cognitive deficits in the domain of executive functioning, learning and memory, and functional and psychosocial disabilities that are closely related to these cognitive deficits. There are no treatment protocols available to address the multiple cognitive impairments in bTBI, but cognitive rehabilitation has proven efficacious in the treatment of non-blast TBI. The cognitive training modules we plan to evaluate have improved organization and memory function in patients with non-blast TBI, but it is unknown whether their efficacy exceeds that of programs that focus only on education and support. This study is a between group comparison of a cognitive rehabilitation treatment designed specifically to address the most common cognitive complaints in executive and memory function, and an active control group receiving educational intervention geared at personal management of TBI-related symptoms.

Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cognitive Symptoms
  • Behavioral: Cognitive Intervention
    Cognitive rehabilitation treatment designed specifically to address the most common cognitive complaints in executive and memory function
  • Behavioral: Educational intervention
    Educational intervention is geared at personal management of TBI-related symptoms.
  • Experimental: Arm 1
    Cognitive intervention
    Intervention: Behavioral: Cognitive Intervention
  • Active Comparator: Arm 2
    Educational intervention
    Intervention: Behavioral: Educational intervention
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
120
September 2015
March 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • OEF/OIF active-duty personnel or veterans exposed to blast
  • Meets criteria for mild TBI
  • LOC of 30 min or less
  • Age: 21- 50

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of penetrating head injury
  • History of previous neurological diagnosis
  • History of previous psychotic disorder prior to the blast exposure
  • Hearing or vision impairment
Both
21 Years to 50 Years
No
Contact: Yelena Bogdanova, PhD (857) 364-2249 Yelena.Bogdanova@va.gov
Contact: Vivian Ho, BS (857) 364-4001 vivianho@bu.edu
United States
 
NCT01138020
D6996-W
No
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs
Not Provided
Principal Investigator: Yelena Bogdanova, PhD VA Medical Center, Jamaica Plain Campus
Department of Veterans Affairs
July 2014

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