Acute Cognitive and Neurobehavioral Intervention: Efficacy Evaluation
To learn more about behavior and everyday functioning after brain injury, and to learn if behavior and functioning gets better with more education about changes after brain injury.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Acute Cognitive and Neurobehavioral Intervention: Efficacy Evaluation (a Research Project Within the Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Grant)|
|Study Start Date:||October 2002|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2008|
Individuals with traumatic brain injury requiring inpatient rehabilitation.
Behavioral: First Steps Educational Curriculum
10 sessions with the research participant to review an educational curriculum regarding brain injury rehabilitation and community reintegration
To evaluate the efficacy of the First Steps intervention for improving neurobehavioral functioning, functional status, and life satisfaction, and for increasing knowledge about TBI and compensatory strategies. The First Steps program was developed to address the neurobehavioral and emotional concerns of survivors of TBI during the course of inpatient rehabilitation. Program format and content reflects clinical experience and extensive research review. Input from survivors, family members, and rehabilitation staff trained in working with the TBI population has also helped shape the implementation protocol. The foundation of the protocol is a curriculum [Niemeier, J., Kreutzer, J., & Taylor, L. (2005). Acute cognitive and neurobehavioral intervention for individuals with acquired brain injury: Preliminary outcome data. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 15(2), 129-146.] The First Steps curriculum consists of ten lessons and was developed to address the common needs, issues, and concerns of TBI survivors admitted acutely for inpatient rehabilitation.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00205569
|United States, Virginia|
|Virginia Commonwealth University|
|Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298|
|Principal Investigator:||Jeffrey S Kreutzer, PhD||Virginia Commonwealth University|