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

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01138020
First received: June 3, 2010
Last updated: May 4, 2016
Last verified: May 2016
  Purpose
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).

Condition Intervention Phase
Traumatic Brain Injury
Cognitive Symptoms
Behavioral: Cognitive Intervention
Behavioral: Educational intervention
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Cognitive Rehabilitation of Blast-induced Traumatic Brain Injury

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Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cognitive functioning [ Time Frame: Ten weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Daily functioning [ Time Frame: Ten weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: March 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1
Cognitive intervention
Behavioral: Cognitive Intervention
Cognitive rehabilitation treatment designed specifically to address the most common cognitive complaints in executive and memory function
Active Comparator: Arm 2
Educational intervention
Behavioral: Educational intervention
Educational intervention is geared at personal management of TBI-related symptoms.

Detailed Description:
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 the investigators 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.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) active-duty personnel or Veterans exposed to blast
  • Meets criteria for mild TBI
  • loss of consciousness (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
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01138020

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
VA Boston Healthcare System Jamaica Plain Campus, Jamaica Plain, MA
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02130
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yelena Bogdanova, PhD PhD VA Boston Healthcare System Jamaica Plain Campus, Jamaica Plain, MA
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01138020     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D6996-W 
Study First Received: June 3, 2010
Last Updated: May 4, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
Rehabilitation Outcome
Cognitive treatment
TBI

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Brain Injuries
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 24, 2016