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Northern New Jersey TBI Model Systems

The purpose of this study is to provide information which may help improve the treatment, care, and outcomes of people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Information collected will be used by researchers to examine the course of long-term recovery after traumatic brain injury and to develop and evaluate innovative services that address identified needs for service coordination and community programs for persons with traumatic brain injury. 

Duration

Enrollment is open to individuals who receive inpatient care at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation following a TBI. Participation will continue as long as the project is funded by NIDILRR (5 years or more). Participants are interviewed while receiving inpatient care at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and again after 1 year, 2 years, 5 years and every fifth year thereafter. Each interview will last 30-60 minutes.

Inclusion Criteria
  • Individuals who receive inpatient care at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Participation is voluntary. 
Compensation

Participants receive $35.00 for each follow-up interview completed.

Research Categories
Traumatic Brain Injury
Actively Recruiting
Yes