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A Randomized Clinical Trial Examining the Efficacy of the Group Administered Modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT) in Persons with Traumatic Brain Injuries (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. 


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.

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

Research Categories
Traumatic Brain Injury
Actively Recruiting