BIANC will be putting information on this page about research that may be of interest to people with brain injuries and their families. Individuals are encouraged to read the information available and contact the group who is conducting the research project of interest to be sure there is a good fit.
Study Title: A New Measure of Subjective Fatigue in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury
Introduction: Fatigue (a feeling like you are often physically and/or mentally exhausted) is an issue for many people who have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Our previous research into health related issues after brain injury have shown that fatigue is related to problems with emotional, social participation, physical/fatigue, and cognitive or thinking challenges.
Purpose of this Study: The goal of this study is to evaluate a newly developed TBI-related fatigue questionnaire.
What Happens During this Study: After an initial collection of demographic information is complete, you will be asked to participate in one interview (that will involve several assessments or questionnaires). The demographic information collected will include things like age, education level, living and working status, and medical history. The initial collection of demographic information, which may be done at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center or by telephone, will be followed by the interview. Each interview is approximately 1 hour long and may be done at your convenience. The interview is made up of multiple choice questions related to fatigue and other health-related quality of life areas.
Compensation: You will be paid $25 for participating in the interview.
Potential Risks and Discomfort: There are no known risks associated with your participation in this study. Discomfort may be experienced only to the extent that some of the questions may be of a more personal nature and that the interview may require up to 60 minutes of your time.
You may withdraw at any time.
Who is Eligible to Participate: You must have had a traumatic brain injury (i.e. hit on the head, concussion, knocked out) that required you to seek medical attention. Mild, Moderate and Severe Injuries are all included in this study. Further, you need to wait at least six months after your brain injury to start this study. You must be 18 years or older. You need to be able to understand and communicate in English. You must be able to provide documentation of your injury. Informed consent and HIPPA forms will be mailed to you to complete.
Who is Sponsoring this Study: The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education.
Who is Responsible for this Study:Jeffrey Englander, MD, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
New insights into how these injuries occur also suggest possible prevention and repair strategies.http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/11/17/142421335/why-brain-injuries-are-more-common-in-preemies
SC Applied Cognitive,
The purpose of this study is to investigate different methods of determining and measuring the cognitive ability of children with a TBI and the impact of different characteristics —such as age at injury, time since injury, location and severity of injury.
Visiting the USC ACN Lab:
Participation requires 1-2 visits (about 3 hours total) to the USC Psychological Services Center (PSC) and/or the USC ACN Lab on USC main campus.
We can also make arrangements to travel TO participants and/or institutions within the Southeast region. Sessions last approximately 3 hours per participant.Please contact us for more information about this option!
If you are interested in participating in the ACN Lab TBI Study, or for further information,
PLEASE CALL: (803) 777-6145
Or email: Scott L. Decker, PhD (Principal Investigator) at email@example.com
Intensive Mobility Training (IMT) for Traumatic Brain Injury
The following contains information regarding a research study being offered by the University of South Carolina. Before you decide whether or not to participate, read the following information carefully.
The purpose of this study is to see whether 20 days of a new treatment, called Intensive Mobility Training, can produce improvements in walking, balance, and mobility for individuals who have had a traumatic brain injury.
We are currently seeking individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury to participate in an intervention study entitled: Intensive Mobility Training (IMT) for Traumatic Brain Injury. The focus is on improving balance and walking after a brain injury. The intervention is 3 hours a day for a 20 day period.
The main criteria for the study is history of a traumatic brain injury and able to walk at least 10 meters (with assistance is ok). There is no cost for participation and participants do receive a stipend of 1000 dollars per participant ( with a possibility for more if need dictates ) for completing the study. If you would like more information about the study or inclusion/exclusion criteria for participants, please contact Derek Parshall at the Rehabilitation Lab at the University of South Carolina Physical Therapy Program at 803-777-2627. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:rehablab%40mailbox.sc.edu> and visit our website at http://sph.sc.edu/dpt/dpt-rehab. If you are interested, email us and we can send you a flyer about the study to post at your clinic or to hand out to clients.
For more information concerning this research study,
please contact the Rehabilitation Lab at 803-777-2627 or email