Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Traumatic brain injury research at Kessler Foundation explores potential treatments and interventions for deficits in cognition, mobility, and emotional processing.

  • Understanding COVID-19's Effect on People with Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, and Multiple Sclerosis

    The purpose of this study is to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of people with traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, or those with a history of stroke. 

     

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  • Consolidation & Encoding in TBI

    The purpose of this research study is to investigate how new information is strengthened in the memory of people with TBI. Researchers want to understand what happens in the brain after a person learns new information. 

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  • Motor Learning and Sleep in TBI

    The purpose of this research is to learn how sleep can help Improve the ability to learn a movement-related task in people who have had a traumatic brain injury.

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  • Comparison of Two Group Wellness Interventions in Partner Caregivers of Individuals with TBI

    The purpose of this research study is to compare the effect of two different types of group wellness interventions for partner caregivers of individuals with TBI. 

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  • Problem-Solving Training for Care Partners of Adults with TBI

    The purpose of this project is to determine whether providing problem-solving training can reduce caregiver burden and improve coping skills and mood in care partners of adults with TBI who have been admitted into the hospital.

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  • Psychological and Emotional Well-being Intervention in TBI

    The purpose of this study is to compare two different programs aimed at improving well-being in people with moderate to severe TBI. 

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  • Improving Postural Responses to Avoid Falls after TBI

    The purpose of this study is to assess a balance training program to see if it can be helpful in avoiding falls in people with TBI. 

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  • Examination of Physical and Cognitive Fatigue in TBI Using MRI

    The purpose of this research is to better understand brain and behavioral changes that occur during thinking and physical tasks in individuals with TBI.

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  • Improving Medication Self-Administration and Health after Brain Injury

    The purpose of this research study is to assess medication self-administration and the impact of three different interventions on improving medication adherence (the ability to take correct doses at the right time of the day for each medication prescribed).

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  • Computerized Intervention to Improve Balance Dysfunction in TBI

    This study examines a computerized biofeedback intervention as a treatment for balance difficulties in TBI. Visits include balance tests, physical measures, and cognitive tests.

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  • Effects of Metacognition

    This study examines a treatment to improve metacognition (your ability to think about your own thinking) in TBI.

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  • Improving Prospective Memory in TBI

    This research aims to test aspects of a computer-based cognitive rehabilitation program designed to improve thinking skills in individuals with TBI, particularly improving the ability to remember to do things in the future. 

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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.  

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  • Computerized Memory Training in TBI

    The purpose of this rehabilitation research study is to evaluate the effectiveness of "RehaCom," a computerized treatment for memory deficits, delivered in addition to one on one training of memory, to improve verbal memory and memory for people/faces for patients who survived a moderate to sever

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  • Improving Memory and Learning in TBI

    The purpose of this research study is to investigate the effectiveness of a memory enhancement technique in people with TBI. 

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  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Menopause

    Researchers are examining menopausal symptoms (e.g., hot flashes, depression, irritability, sleep dysfunction via hot flashes, fatigue via sleep disturbance, etc.) and identifying how these symptoms may also be impacted by traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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  • Understanding Cortical Changes in Individuals with Brain Injury

    The goal of this project is to understand the cortical activity changes due to loss of motor control in lower extremities as a result of brain injury, and also the gain of motor control due to recovery through robotic rehabilitation.

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  • Processing Speed and Eye Movements

    The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between eye movements and the speed someone is able to process information.

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  • Improving Hand and Arm Movement Using Mental Practice

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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).

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  • Emotional Processing in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

     This study examines the effect of an emotional processing training program in individuals with TBI.

     

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