This project provides comprehensive, integrated, team-based rehabilitation to individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families to promote full personal and societal participation, and to fill gaps in research knowledge and service delivery. The project includes a trial of CONNECT, a model of care that connects individuals hospitalized with TBI, their families, and their local health care providers remotely to specialized brain rehabilitation resources. CONNECT utilizes traditional (i.e. phone) and customized information and communications technology to increase system capacity and access to services for those in a broader geographic region. The goal of CONNECT is to test the extent to which a complex brain rehabilitation intervention delivered remotely improves participation outcomes and satisfaction compared to a matched group receiving usual care in their communities. In addition, this project contributes to the TBI Model Systems national database, participates in collaborative modules, and disseminates research findings in the region and nationally through seminars, presentations at professional and consumer meetings, publishing in professional and consumer journals, and collaboration with the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center.
|Effective start/end date||10/1/12 → 9/30/17|
- National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research: $1,290,300.00