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Improving Executive Functions After Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Clinical Trial of the "Executive Plus" Program

2014-07-23 21:47:32 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This is a randomized clinical trial which compares a standard day treatment program for individuals with TBI with the "Executive Plus" program; the latter emphasizes training of attention, emotional self-regulation and problem solving. The goal of the Executive Plus program is to maximize executive functioning, as well as the long-term outcomes of community participation and satisfaction with daily life.

Description

This is a randomized clinical trial comparing two approaches to post-TBI comprehensive day treatment. Executive Plus offers systematic treatment of post-TBI executive function deficits, through a focus on problem solving and emotional self-regulation, as well as systematic treatment of post-TBI attention deficits. It relies on modular, contextual, and embedded approaches to treatment. It will be compared to Mount Sinai's currently operating day treatment program. The 26-week programs will run concurrently and potential participants will be randomly assigned to Executive Plus or the standard program, using rolling admissions. Program staffs will be separate. Outcomes will be assessed using measures that focus on functioning within cognitive domains, across domains and in everyday life, and that assess long-term outcomes. Detailed manuals will be developed to guide the implementation of each program's operation.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Traumatic Brain Injury

Intervention

Executive Plus Day Treatment Program, cognitive rehabilitation day treatment program

Location

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York
New York
United States
10029-6574

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Results (where available)

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