Managing Dysexecutive Syndrome (DS): CIHR 2011-2014

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Update History

28 Jan '15
A location was updated in Toronto.
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The overall status was removed for Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.
30 Jul '13
The eligibility criteria were updated.
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Inclusion Criteria: - fluent in written and spoken English, - have sustained (1) a moderate to severe TBI as defined by a 6-hour GCS of 12 or less OR (2) complicated mild TBI with GCS 13-15 and associated abnormal findings on CT or MRI scan OR (3) other form of acquired brain injury (ABI) that is not related to a congenital, developmental or degenerative disorder but which occurred through a medical problem or disease process including stroke, Exclusion Criteria: other significant neurological or psychiatric history such as multiple sclerosis or psychiatric illness requiring hospitalization, concurrent moderate to severe depression.
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Inclusion Criteria: - fluent in written and spoken English, - have sustained (1) a moderate to severe TBI as defined by a 6-hour GCS of 12 or less OR (2) complicated mild TBI with GCS 13-15 and associated abnormal findings on CT or MRI scan OR (3) other form of acquired brain injury (ABI) that is not related to a congenital, developmental or degenerative disorder but which occurred through a medical problem or disease process including stroke, - have no report of other significant neurological or psychiatric history such as multiple sclerosis or psychiatric illness requiring hospitalization, concurrent moderate to severe depression. Exclusion Criteria:
6 Apr '12
The Summary of Purpose was updated.
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Successful community participation following acquired brain injury (ABI) continues to be an elusive goal for patients, clinicians and researchers. Our pilot work shows that community dwelling survivors of ABI can significantly improve performance on self-identified real- world performance problems and that they can transfer this learning to improve goals not trained in the treatment sessions. We will compare two types of rehabilitation intervention using a randomized controlled trial. We will also interview survivors, their significant others and clinicians regarding their experiences with each intervention to help us discover what works best.
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Successful community participation following acquired brain injury (ABI) continues to be an elusive goal for patients, clinicians and researchers. Our pilot work on a strategy training approach shows that community dwelling survivors of ABI can significantly improve performance on self-identified real- world performance problems and that they can transfer this learning to improve goals not trained in the treatment sessions. We will compare this experimental treatment with conventional rehabilitation using a randomized controlled trial. We will also interview survivors, their significant others and clinicians regarding their experiences with each intervention to help us discover what works best.
The description was updated.
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Executive dysfunction is endemic after severe acquired brain injuries (ABIs) and is highly associated with long-lasting psychosocial distress, problems in a multiplicity of everyday activities and overall reduced quality of life. There is increasing evidence to suggest that a novel behavioral intervention is a treatment of choice for executive dysfunction. However few studies have addressed ecological relevance: failing to take into account the significant impact of the complex settings of real life on executive function. More data are desperately needed in this area given the devastating consequences of ABI. We propose to investigate the benefits of two community- based interventions.
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Executive dysfunction is endemic after severe acquired brain injuries (ABIs) and is highly associated with long-lasting psychosocial distress, problems in a multiplicity of everyday activities and overall reduced quality of life. There is increasing evidence to suggest that metacognitive strategy instruction is a treatment of choice for executive dysfunction. However few studies have addressed ecological relevance: failing to take into account the significant impact of the complex settings of real life on executive function. More data are desperately needed in this area given the devastating consequences of ABI. We propose to investigate the benefits of a novel, community- based, metacognitive intervention compared to conventional rehabilitation.
23 Mar '12
The Summary of Purpose was updated.
New
Successful community participation following acquired brain injury (ABI) continues to be an elusive goal for patients, clinicians and researchers. Our pilot work on a strategy training approach shows that community dwelling survivors of ABI can significantly improve performance on self-identified real- world performance problems and that they can transfer this learning to improve goals not trained in the treatment sessions. We will compare this experimental treatment with conventional rehabilitation using a randomized controlled trial. We will also interview survivors, their significant others and clinicians regarding their experiences with each intervention to help us discover what works best.
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Successful community participation following acquired brain injury (ABI) continues to be an elusive goal for patients, clinicians and researchers. Our pilot work on a strategy training approach (Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance) shows that community dwelling survivors of ABI can significantly improve performance on self-identified real- world performance problems and that they can transfer this learning to improve goals not trained in the treatment sessions. We will compare this experimental treatment with treatment as usual using a randomized controlled trial. We will also interview survivors, their significant others and clinicians regarding their experiences with each intervention to help us discover what works best.
The description was updated.
New
Executive dysfunction is endemic after severe acquired brain injuries (ABIs) and is highly associated with long-lasting psychosocial distress, problems in a multiplicity of everyday activities and overall reduced quality of life. There is increasing evidence to suggest that metacognitive strategy instruction is a treatment of choice for executive dysfunction. However few studies have addressed ecological relevance: failing to take into account the significant impact of the complex settings of real life on executive function. More data are desperately needed in this area given the devastating consequences of ABI. We propose to investigate the benefits of a novel, community- based, metacognitive intervention compared to conventional rehabilitation.
Old
Executive dysfunction is endemic after severe acquired brain injuries (ABIs) and is highly associated with long-lasting psychosocial distress, problems in a multiplicity of everyday activities and overall reduced quality of life. There is increasing evidence to suggest that metacognitive strategy instruction is a treatment of choice for executive dysfunction. However few studies have addressed ecological relevance: failing to take into account the significant impact of the complex settings of real life on executive function. Further, to our knowledge, no-one has used 'usual community-based treatment' as a control group for metacognitive instruction thereby limiting the relevance of findings to the real-world. More data are desperately needed in this area given the devastating consequences of ABI. We propose to investigate the benefits of a novel, community- based, metacognitive intervention, the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP).
The eligibility criteria were updated.
New
Inclusion Criteria: - fluent in written and spoken English, - have sustained (1) a moderate to severe TBI as defined by a 6-hour GCS of 12 or less OR (2) complicated mild TBI with GCS 13-15 and associated abnormal findings on CT or MRI scan OR (3) other form of acquired brain injury (ABI) that is not related to a congenital, developmental or degenerative disorder but which occurred through a medical problem or disease process including stroke, - have no report of other significant neurological or psychiatric history such as multiple sclerosis or psychiatric illness requiring hospitalization, concurrent moderate to severe depression. Exclusion Criteria:
Old
Inclusion Criteria: - fluent in written and spoken English, - have sustained a moderate to severe TBI as defined by a 6-hour GCS of 12 or less, or have another form of acquired brain injury (ABI) that is not related to a congenital, developmental or degenerative disorder but which occurred through a medical problem or disease process including stroke, - have no report of other significant neurological or psychiatric history such as multiple sclerosis or psychiatric illness requiring hospitalization, concurrent depression. Exclusion Criteria:
A location was updated in Toronto.
New
The overall status was removed for Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.