Maximizing Energy After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Novel Intervention
Annual rept. 27 Sep 2011-26 Sep 2012
PITTSBURGH UNIV PA
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The purpose of this randomized clinical trial is to test the effect of a fatigue management program MAX intervention compared to a control intervention for decreasing the impact and severity of post-traumatic brain injury TBI fatigue, increasing participation in everyday life and physical activity, and reducing work disability. Scope Up to 73 of TBI patients endorse fatigue as their most challenging symptom hindering reintegration into society. The MAX intervention will train individuals to better manage their fatigue. Thirty-eight participants will be randomized to MAX Intervention or control groups. All participants will receive the appropriate intervention in two 11 sessionsweek for 8 weeks via the internet. Outcome measures will be collected at baseline, intervention completion, and 4 weeks and 8 weeks after intervention completion. Study Progress The study is currently ongoing. Twenty-two participants have consented to participate in the study so far. Six participants in the experimental group and 4 participants in the control group have undergone the intervention. An additional 4 participants in the experimental and control group are currently in the intervention phase. Data analysis will be completed once all participants have completed the study protocol.
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