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Anger Self-Management in Post-Acute Traumatic Brain Injury: A Multi-Center Clinical Trial

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY:

  • Do you get angry with yourself or others since you had your brain injury?
  • Are you more irritable with family, friends or co-workers than before your injury?

If so, you might be able to participate in a research study about anger following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The purpose of the study is to explore two different treatment methods, both of which involve working one-on-one with a therapist, to see if these methods could help people with brain injury to deal with anger and irritability.

  • Participation in the study includes 8 sessions (90 minutes) with a therapist, once a week, focusing on ways to deal with anger and irritability
  • You will be reimbursed for your time and transportation costs

If you are interested in finding out more about this study, please call the Craig Hospital Research Department (303) 789-8202


Re-Inventing Yourself after SCI: A Site-Specific Randomized Clinical Trial

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY:

After SCI it may be difficult to have a clear focus on the future.

Craig Hospital is currently recruiting adults with SCI who live in Denver and the surrounding area to investigate the effects of classes that teach strategies others have used to move on with their lives.

If interested, please call 303‐789‐8202 or 1‐800‐573‐4228 for more information and to see if you qualify.


Ready to be Steady: Home-Based Virtual Reality Treatment for Chronic Balance Problems in Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY:

  • Have you experienced balance problems after your brain injury? OR
  • Do you have a fear of falling?

If so, you might be eligible to participate in a research study about balance problems after Traumatic Brain Injury. The purpose of this research is to study a home-based virtual reality (VR) treatment program specifically designed to assess balance limitations experienced by people with chronic TBI.

  • Participation in the study includes a standardized physical therapy evaluation of your balance to see if you qualify for the study.
  • If you do qualify you will be assigned to one of two groups: the Standard Home Balance Program or the Home Balance Program with VR.
  • You will be reimbursed for your time.

If you are interested in finding out more about this study, please contact Laura Beck in the Research Department at 303-789- 8918.


Interpersonal Skills Treatment for TBI Survivors

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY:

  • Have you had a traumatic brain injury?
  • Do you ever find it hard to interact with outer people?
  • Is it difficult to make and keep friends?
  • Do you have problems getting along with family or co-workers?

Craig Hospital is taking part in a research study that will test the effectiveness of a Treatment Program. If you qualify for the study, you would take part in a 13 week treatment program designed to improve interpersonal and social skills.

If you are interested in learning more about taking part in this study, please call the Craig Hospital Research department 303-789-8918, or email the Study Coordinator at lbeck@craighospital.org.


Improving Well-Being after TBI through Structured Volunteer Activity: HOPE - Helping Others through Purpose and Engagement

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY:

  • Have you had a traumatic brain injury?
  • Are you currently unemployed and looking for something meaningful to do?
  • Are you looking for a way to help others?
  • Are you 18 years or older?

If so, you could be eligible to participate in a research study looking at how taking part in volunteer activity may improve your well-being. If you qualify for the study, you will be placed in a volunteer position in the community (either now or in the future) that matches your interests and abilities. You will volunteer a few hours per week for 3 months.

If you are interested in learning more about taking part in this study, please call the Craig Hospital Research Department (303) 789-8621 or 1-800-573-4228


Improving Self Advocacy Skills for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury and Significant Others

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY:

  • Are you currently advocating for yourself or a loved one after brain injury?
  • Would you like to improve your advocacy knowledge and skills?
  • Would you like to learn more about accessing community resources?
  • Would you like to learn how to communicate your needs effectively?

Self-advocacy involves gathering information and resources, being organized and prepared, and assertively communicating and negotiating to get your needs met. We are looking for individuals who have sustained a brain injury and/or family members/significant others of someone who has sustained a brain injury to take part in a study on self-advocacy skills.

If you are interested in taking part in or learning more about this study, please call Clare Morey in the Craig Hospital Research Department 303-789-8621