Improving access to cognitive rehabilitation treatment following mild traumatic brain injury

Project Type(s):

Principal Investigator(s):
  • Kathleen Pagulayan, PhD

More than a million people in the US sustain a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) every year, and many report difficulties with attention, memory and other thinking abilities months and even years following their injury. A promising treatment option is cognitive rehabilitation, but the full-length (20 hours), in-person intervention is not feasible for many people due to time and financial constraints.

This study will evaluate a brief (6 hours), virtual cognitive rehabilitation intervention developed for individuals with persisting cognitive difficulties after mTBI. We will evaluate several outcomes related to improving patient care including treatment satisfaction, feasibility of this intervention when using telehealth and preliminary effectiveness. The proposed treatment aims to provide the same clinical impact of traditional cognitive rehabilitation while reducing burden and increasing access.

Project Period:
January 1, 2021 December 31, 2022

Funding Type(s):

Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions

Geographic Area(s):
King County

Practice Type(s):
Online/remote/apps/social media, Veterans Health Administration

Patient Population(s):

Targeted Condition(s):
Trauma/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)