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Traumatic Brain Injury Research Studies at New York City's Mt Sinai Brain Injury Reserach Center

The following traumatic brain injury research studiessponsored by the Mount Sinai Brain Injury Research Center (888) 241 5152 have been announced: 

Needs After Traumatic Brain Injury:

Researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital are developing a questionnaire to assess the needs of people with traumatic brain injury.

If you have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury and are 18 years or older and speak English, you can participate in this study. 

After you consent to participate, you will be interviewed about what needs you have and how important they are.  You may be asked to complete the interview a second time about a week later.  The total duration of the interview, which can be performed over the telephone or at Mount Sinai is about two hours.

Volunteers will be reimbursed for their time.  You are are interested, please call 212-241 5152.

Treatmentof Post-Traumatic Brain Injury Depression:

The research and training center for traumatic brain injury interventions at Mount Sinai School of Medicine is seeking people who have had a TBI and are experiencing depression.  The research study will evaluate te effectiveness of two different psychotherapy treatments in helping individuals who are depressed after brain injury.

To be in this study you must be experiencing depression and be willing to participate in one of the psychotherapies for 4 months.  If interested, please call 888 241 5152.

Exercise Study:

The New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System at Mount Sinai School of Medicine is seeking persons who have sustained a traumatic brain injury to participate in an exercise study.

The research study will evaluate the effectiveness of an 8 to 16 week exercise program on improving people's mood, thinking skills and fatigue levels.  Participants will exercise for an hour, three times a week, over a period of 8 or 16 weeks.  You will be compensated for your travel expenses and testing sessions.  If interested, please call 888-241 5152

Day Treatment for People with Traumatic Brain Injury:

Mount Sinai is conducting two research projects designed to examine the effectiveness of outpatient day treatment programs for persons who have sustained brain injuries, which are designed to reduce problems with thinking, planning, remembering and problem solving.

There will be  5 day a week treatment program for six months or a 3 day a week program for three months.  You will be asked to participate in formal testing and to answer questions about your health and quality of life.

If you are interested in participating in this study, contact Hafina Allen at 212 241 4820



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