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Richmond, Virginia 23298


Purpose:

To learn more about behavior and everyday functioning after brain injury, and to learn if behavior and functioning gets better with more education about changes after brain injury.


Study summary:

To evaluate the efficacy of the First Steps intervention for improving neurobehavioral functioning, functional status, and life satisfaction, and for increasing knowledge about TBI and compensatory strategies. The First Steps program was developed to address the neurobehavioral and emotional concerns of survivors of TBI during the course of inpatient rehabilitation. Program format and content reflects clinical experience and extensive research review. Input from survivors, family members, and rehabilitation staff trained in working with the TBI population has also helped shape the implementation protocol. The foundation of the protocol is a curriculum [Niemeier, J., Kreutzer, J., & Taylor, L. (2005). Acute cognitive and neurobehavioral intervention for individuals with acquired brain injury: Preliminary outcome data. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 15(2), 129-146.] The First Steps curriculum consists of ten lessons and was developed to address the common needs, issues, and concerns of TBI survivors admitted acutely for inpatient rehabilitation.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - adults (18 years or older) who have experienced a TBI (damage to brain tissue caused by an external mechanical force as evidenced by: loss of consciousness due to brain trauma, or post traumatic amnesia, or skull fracture, or objective neurological findings that can be reasonably attributed to TBI on physical examination or mental status examination). Exclusion Criteria: - imminent risk of psychiatric hospitalization, or in imminent danger of hurting themselves or others. - unable to tolerate treatment sessions due to physical, cognitive, behavioral, or other difficulties.


NCT ID:

NCT00205569


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Jeffrey S Kreutzer, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Richmond, Virginia 23298
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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