Traumatic Brain Injury Among Homeless Veterans
Objectives include: 1) establishing a psychometrically sound traumatic brain injury (TBI) screening measure for use among homeless veterans; 2) identifying the prevalence of those that screen positive for TBI among homeless veterans seeking VA services; and 3) comparing psychiatric and psychosocial outcomes between those with and without a history of TBI.
Traumatic Brain Injury
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Traumatic Brain Injury Among Homeless Veterans|
- OSU TBI-ID [ Time Frame: One Time ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]History of TBI
|Study Start Date:||May 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||November 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||November 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Short-term Objectives include:
- Establishing the criterion-related validity of the Traumatic Brain Injury-4 (TBI-4) questionnaire in the Veteran homeless population using the Ohio State University TBI-Identification Method (OSU TBI-ID) (Corrigan et al., 2007) as the gold standard for establishing traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnosis.
- Identifying the prevalence of those that screen positive for a lifetime history of TBI among homeless Veterans.
- Comparing psychiatric outcomes (psychiatric hospitalizations, suicide attempts and deaths, and clinical contacts) and psychosocial outcomes between those with and without a lifetime history of TBI.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01120054
|United States, Colorado|
|Department of Veterans Affairs, Eastern Colorado Health Care System|
|Denver, Colorado, United States, 80220|
|United States, Florida|
|Tampa, Florida, United States, 33612|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104|
|Principal Investigator:||Lisa A. Brenner, Ph. D.||VA Office of Research and Development|