The Effectiveness and Underlying Mechanism of a Psychological and Emotional Well-being Intervention for Traumatic Brain Injury – A Randomized Clinical Trial

This study is attempting to compare two different programs aimed at improving well-being in people with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Duration

My participation in this study at Kessler Foundation will last for about 6 months:

  • 1 or 2 baseline test visits: 3-5 hours each
  • Group intervention: 10 sessions for 2-3 hours each and daily 40 min homework for 10 weeks
  • 1 or 2 post-test visits: 3-5 hours each
  • 1 or 2 six month follow-up visits: 3-5 hours each
Inclusion Criteria

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18 to 60 yrs of age

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Have a confirmed diagnosis of moderate to severe TBI

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Be at least 12-months post injury

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Presence of a deficit in attention which will be evaluated by taking a computerized test.

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Be willing and able to participate in, and travel to, the Kessler Foundation for the study and to a 10-week treatment with agreement to daily homework assignments

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Medically stable and no plan for major change in medications for at least 4 months

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Have sufficient language functioning to participate in an intervention conducted in English

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Average memory functioning to be able to benefit from the intervention

Compensation

I will receive $80 each for the pre-,post-,and follow-up visits. The total amount of compensation I may receive is $240.

Research Categories
Traumatic Brain Injury
Actively Recruiting
No