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Telehealth Tinnitus Intervention for Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

2014-08-27 03:13:28 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study will continue our efforts to develop tinnitus management protocols for Veterans. More specifically, this study will develop and evaluate an adaptation of Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM) for use as a telehealth program for Veterans and military personnel who have experienced TBI. Adaptation of PTM as a home-based telehealth service has the potential of providing needed tinnitus services to Veterans with and without TBI for a relatively small cost and with minimal impact on individual VA hospitals.

Description

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is strongly associated with tinnitus. Tinnitus management for Veterans and military members with TBI has become a critical concern. Our research has focused on developing effective, evidence-based methods of tinnitus management for Veterans. These efforts led to the development of Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM). We are completing a pilot study to adapt PTM to meet the unique tinnitus management needs of Veterans and military members with TBI using a novel home-based telehealth program called Telehealth Tinnitus Intervention (TTI). Preliminary data analyses indicate that TTI is effective. The present study will modify the TTI program in accordance with pilot study findings and evaluate the modified TTI using a randomized clinical trial design.

The 4-year study will be based at the VA National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR). TTI will be implemented and evaluated in a randomized clinical trial. Qualified candidates will be randomized to receive either immediate-TTI or usual care (wait-list control-WLC). All subjects will complete questionnaires at baseline and at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months post-baseline. The WLC group will receive TTI after completing the 6-month questionnaires. The primary outcome measure will be the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI).

TTI intervention involves a series of seven telephone appointments, conducted at approximately 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 weeks, and 3 and 6 months after enrollment is finalized. Telephone counseling is provided by the Study Psychologist at weeks 1, 3, and 5, and by the Study Audiologist at weeks 2 and 4, and months 3 and 6.

TTI has the potential of providing needed tinnitus services to Veterans and active military personnel across the country for a relatively small cost and with minimal impact on individual VA hospitals.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Tinnitus

Intervention

Telehealth Tinnitus Intervention, Usual Care

Location

VA Medical Center, Portland
Portland
Oregon
United States
97201

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Department of Veterans Affairs

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:28-0400

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