PTSD in Limb Trauma and Recovery
Annual rept. 17 Sep 2007-16 Sep 2008
BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI
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Several studies have suggested that reciprocal relationships exist between physical and emotional injury and rehabilitation. Advances in surgical reconstruction, prosthetics, and rehabilitation are offering greater possibilities for more complete physical and emotional recovery. The reciprocal effects of physical and emotional injury are therefore particularly timely to investigate. The objective of this initial pilot study is to establish in our Center techniques with which to assess physical and emotional injury and recovery. The overall hypothesis of the study is that new techniques of functional restoration will have a positive effect on recovery from injury. This proposal consists of three pilot clinical studies Programs 1, 3a and 3b and one computer graphic adaptation project Program 2. These programs are designed to put in place in our Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine the techniques with which to quantitatively assess physical and emotional injuries. Programs 1 and 2 use VR to develop quantitative measurements for PTSD rehabilitation. Program 3 focuses on the quantitative assessment for physical rehabilitation.
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