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Does Cognitive Rehabilitation Demonstrate Benefits in the Group Setting With People Whom Have Experienced Brain Injury?

This study has been completed.
Nicloe Holzworth, OTR/L
Bergequist, Thomas, Ph.D.
Brown, Allen, M.D.
Sue Lepore, OTR/L
Walter Stobaugh. LICSW
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Mayo Clinic Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: January 19, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is benefit from providing cognitive rehabilitation in the group setting. Several standardized tools will be used to measure progress when a participant enters the group, leaves the group and at a one year follow-up.

Condition Intervention
Brain Injuries Behavioral: Cognitive Group Therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Group Based Cognitive Rehabilitation Following Acquired Brain Injury

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Further study details as provided by Mayo Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • provide evidence which supports cognitive therapy in a group setting
  • less labor intensive
  • cost effectiveness
  • peer feedback is effective

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: March 2003
Study Completion Date: March 2008
Primary Completion Date: February 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

This research study will look at the outcome benefits of providing cognitive rehabilitation, utilizing the group process. Criteria for selecting the appropriate participants, group format and structure, as well as use of standardized assessments. The assessments used: Three Step Calendar Approach, (Sohlberg and Mateer) Satisfaction With Life scale (SWLS), Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ), Independent Living Scale, and the Vocational Independence Scale. The group setting provides an atmosphere to work on building communication skills through peer feedback and to develop psychological coping strategies. Techniques such as the problem solving format and a calendar system. Analysis and outcomes of 17 past group participants were analyzed supporting cognitive rehabilitation in the group setting.

Of the 20 participants, 3 chose not to be included.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All participants involved in the Cognitive Rehabilitation Outpatient Group within the study time frame are eligible to be in the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00166348

United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
Nicloe Holzworth, OTR/L
Bergequist, Thomas, Ph.D.
Brown, Allen, M.D.
Sue Lepore, OTR/L
Walter Stobaugh. LICSW
Principal Investigator: Merri L Vitse Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Merri L Vitse, AS, Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT00166348     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1069-03
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: January 19, 2010

Keywords provided by Mayo Clinic:
Cognitive Rehabilitation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Brain Injuries
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Craniocerebral Trauma
Trauma, Nervous System processed this record on September 25, 2017