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Treatment of Social Competence in Military Veterans, Service Members, and Civilians with Traumatic Brain Injury
Annual rept. 1 Aug 2011-31 Jul 2012
CRAIG HOSPITAL ENGLEWOOD CO
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Impairments in social competence are among the most prevalent sequelae after traumatic brain injury TBI. Without successful social skills a person is often isolated, in conflict with others, and denied access to social and vocational opportunities. The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a manualized group treatment program to improve and maintain social competence for individuals with TBI with identified social skill deficits. The Group Interactive Structured Treatment GIST - Social Competence program is a holistic, dual-disciplinary intervention targeting the pervasive interpersonal and communication problems that often interfere with participation at work, home, school and in the community after TBI. During the first year of this project, the infrastructure for successful collaboration was established, with ongoing monitoring of the study. The study design, measures, and interventions were finalized, IRB approvals were received for all sites, the data dictionary and project protocols were prepared training materials were developed and study training was completed the data management system was designed and testing and revision is ongoing program data management reports are in progress.
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