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Memory Re-training to Improve Cognition in TBI

The purpose of this research study is to investigate the effectiveness of administering a group memory retraining program in the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) population.  

The study is designed to research how well different types of techniques can help people with a TBI improve their memory and their ability to function better in everyday life. 

Duration

Participation lasts approximately 5 months. 

Participants complete initial baseline testing (3-5 hours) and will then be randomly assigned to one of two groups. During weeks 2-6, one group will undergo a memory retraining protocol, used to improve memory functioning in individuals with neurological injuries. The second group will serve as a control group and will complete a number of activities each week with the examiner. Both groups meet twice per week for 5 weeks (10 sessions). Each session will last approximately 1 hour.

Participants also complete short-term and long-term follow-up sessions (2.5 hours each). 

Inclusion Criteria
  • Individuals aged 18-65.
  • Sustained a traumatic brain injury at least one year ago.
  • Have difficulties with learning and memory skills. 
  • Read and speak English fluently.
Compensation

Participants who complete the study will receive up to $600. 

Research Categories
Traumatic Brain Injury
Actively Recruiting
Yes