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