TBI as a Chronic Condition: An In-depth Characterization of Knowledge Attitudes and Experiences

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions:
    Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Age: Between 19 - 99 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other Inclusion Criteria:
    All Participants:
    1. Subjects who are at least 19 years old
    2. Subjects who are willing to engage in the study and complete one or both parts of the study
    3. Subjects willing to engage in the study and complete one or both parts of the study
    4. Subjects who are willing to sign an informed consent document agreeing to participate
    Individuals with non-medically confirmed TBI:
    1. Subjects with Documentation of moderate to severe TBI history using the OSU-TBI screening tool
    2. Subjects who are living in the community at least 1 year after a moderate to severe TBI
    Individuals with medically confirmed TBI:
    1. Subjects with a medically-documented moderate to severe TBI as a result of a blow to the head requiring admission to an acute inpatient rehabilitation unit
    2. Subjects who are living in the community at least 1 year after a moderate to severe TBI
    3. Subjects who have enrolled in the Rusk Rehabilitation Traumatic Brain Injury Model System study (s13-00056) or the TBI- Quality of Life study (s14-00447)
    Caregivers:
    1. Subjects who are caring for an individual with a medically-documented or non-medically documented moderate to severe TBI at least 1 year post-TBI
    2. Subjects who are close relative or non-relative that provides most care/support to the person with brain injury
    Clinicians and Healthcare Professionals:
    1. Subjects who provides medical care (i.e. clinical care, referrals) to people living within the community

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

  • All Participants:
    1. Subjects who are younger than 19 years old
    2. Subjects who are in the judgment of the treating physician, principal investigator, and/or the study team, have the presence of significant cognitive impairment (i.e. delirium or dementia) sufficient to preclude meaningful informed consent and/or data collection
    3. Subjects who are in the judgment of the principal investigator and/or study team, significant or major disabling medical or psychiatric condition sufficient to preclude meaningful informed consent and/or data collection
    Individuals with TBI:
    1. Subjects with no history of moderate to severe TBI
    2. Subjects who are less than 1 year post-TBI
    3. Subjects who are in minimally conscious or vegetative state
    4. Subjects with significant symptoms of receptive aphasia
    Caregivers:
    1. Subjects who are caring for a TBI individual less than 1 year post-TBI
    Clinicians and Healthcare Professionals:
    1. Subjects who provides healthcare to a TBI individual less than 1 year post-TBI



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