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Research, Studies, and Surveys

PLEASE NOTE: The Brain Injury Association of Illinois is posting the following research opportunities for its viewers. Some research projects do provide compensation, and some are on a voluntary basis. It should be noted that some projects are on an ongoing basis, and some have a specific time frame. Please read through the information and contact the researcher/investigator for additional information. The Brain Injury Association of Illinois is not involved with the research and is not responsible for the research content material and data collection.

Neuromodulation and Neurorehabilitation for Treatment of Functional Deficits after mTBI plus  PTSD

The purpose of this study is to alleviate persisting attention deficits related to mild TBI and PTSD by treating the neurocognitive system of attention.

 

Eligibility:

·         Adults 18-60 years of age

·         mTBI event at least 3 months to 10 years ago

·         Have co-occuring mTBI and PTSD as defined by the Symptom  Attribution and Classification Algorithm (SACA) and the Clinically Administered PTSD Scale for DSM V (CAPS 5)

 

The results of this study will help to advance the knowledge of long-term remediation of attentional deficits and how this translates to improved functional task performance in daily life within the community.

 

For more information please contact

Andrea Billups at 708-202-8387 extension 23118

Email: andrea.billups@va.gov

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03819608?term=Pape&draw=1&rank=2

Hines IRB Protocol # 1034818

 

This is a four-year, CDMRP and Department of Army sponsored multicenter study:

Edward Hines, Jr VA Hospital, Hines, IL

Northwestern University-Clinical Research Unit, Chicago, IL

  

rTMS: An Experimental Treatment to Restore Function after Severe TBI

The purpose of this study is to examine the safety and efficacy of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) an experimental treatment for coma recovery in individuals in a vegetative or minimally conscious state.

Eligibility:

 

·         Adults 18 years or older

·         Diagnosed with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

·         Vegetative State, or

·         Minimally Conscious State

·         Injury having occurred less than two years ago

 

Results of this study may improve our understanding of brain functioning and recovery after severe brain injury, as well as how different areas of the brain contribute to awareness and recovery.

 

For more information, please contact:

Elyse Walsh, 708-968-0427

e-mail:  Elyse.Walsh@va.gov

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02366754?term=Pape+and+TMS&rank=1

Northwestern IRB Study: #STU00103966

 

This is a three-year, Department of Defense U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command multicenter study

Edward Hines, Jr VA Hospital, Hines, IL

Northwestern University-Clinical Research Unit, Chicago, IL

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, IL

 

 

 

 "No One Listens to Me" - Understanding Recovery When Patients Cannot Speak for Themselves

 

The purpose of this study is to explore the caregiver’s perceptions of meaningful recovery in their family member who experienced a period of unconsciousness sometime in their recovery following traumatic brain injury.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

 

·         Caregiver for a person who has had a traumatic brain injury

·         Care recipient has had a traumatic brain injury at the age of 18 or older and experienced a period of unconsciousness including coma, vegetative state or minimally conscious state some time during their recovery.

·         Access to a computer

 

Survey Link:

https://smhs.gwu.edu/academics/health-sciences/research/research-study-no-one-listens-me

 

Results of this study may improve our understanding of how caregivers describe change and what they consider meaningful change for those recovering from a severe traumatic brain injury.

 

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Weaver at: (202) 994-8842 or
            jenweaver524@gwu.edu 

 

This project is funded by American Institutes of Research with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: “No One Listens to Me” – Understanding Recovery When Patients Cannot Speak for Themselves: A Sequential Exploratory Mixed Methods Study with Caregiver Spokespersons.

 

 

 

For research opportunities available at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, please visit:

 

https://www.sralab.org/search?content_type=clinical_trial

 

 

 

Has traumatic brain injury changed what’s inside you or a loved one? 

If you or someone you care about has experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI) and is showing symptoms of aggression, agitation, or irritability, learn more about this research study of an investigational drug for behavioral problems due to TBI.

 

To pre-qualify for this study, patients must:

 

·         Be between 18 and 75 years old

·         Have been diagnosed with TBI for 6 months or more

·         Have a history of aggression, agitation, or irritability that was not present before the injury

·         Have a reliable caregiver who interacts with the patient at least 2 hours a day for at least 3 days a week

 

Additional criteria will be assessed by the study doctor. All study-related visits, tests, and drugs will be provided at no cost. In addition, reimbursement for study-related travel may be provided.

For more information, please visit:
 

http://www.TBIBehaviorStudy.com

 

 

Researchers – Please contact the BIA of Illinois office if you have research participation opportunities that may be available. Send information to info@biail.org

 

 


 
 

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