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Chronic Brain Injury Task Force

 

 

MISSION

The mission of the task force is to work on a series of projects aimed at understanding and improving long-term (chronic) brain injury outcomes.


 

CO-CHAIRS

Summer IbarraSummer Ibarra, PhD
Clinical Director, Departments of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology and Resource Facilitation Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana

 

  

Flora HammondFlora Hammond, MD, FACRM
Department Chair, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Indiana University
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2018 GOALS

  • Resource Facilitation project, aimed at exploring how Resource Facilitation is defined, implemented and measured (in terms of outcomes) across the HRSA funded state TBI grants, TBI Alliances, and TBI Associations. Data were collected from a total of 39 respondents (24/39 provided complete data) via a Survey Monkey web-based survey, with funding from the BI-ISIG. Data interpretation and dissemination. Project Contacts: Wendy Waldman and Summer Ibarra
  • Self-management paper: The purpose of the paper is to examine self-management models for their fit/misfit to the needs of people affected by TBI and provide recommendations for further research and clinical application to this population. Project Contact: Tessa Hart
  • Ethics in chronic BI project: The purpose of the essay will be to increase awareness of ethical issues in chronic brain injury. The article would:
    1. point out that issues related to Chronic BI have not been the focus of ethics discussion
    2. bring to light ethics issues related to Chronic BI. Project Contacts: Lenore Hawley and Flora Hammond
  • Special Issue of Brain Injury Professional on Chronic Outcomes of Brain Injury: collect articles and content for Special Issue for Spring 2019 deadline. Project Contact: Kristen Dams-O’Connor 

 

2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Fact Sheet. “Living well after TBI” on healthy lifestyle choices/activities to promote healthy living after brain injury. Fact sheet was completed and published in Archives Project Contact: Lenore Hawley
  • Resource Facilitation project, aimed at exploring how Resource Facilitation is defined, implemented and measured (in terms of outcomes) across the HRSA funded state TBI grants, TBI Alliances, and TBI Associations. Data were collected from a total of 39 respondents (24/39 provided complete data) via a Survey Monkey web-based survey, with funding from the BI-ISIG. Data cleaned and preliminary analysis completed. Project Contact: Wendy Waldman and Summer Ibarra
  • Invitation to contribute to a Special Issue of Brain Injury Professional on Chronic Outcomes of Brain Injury, with Guest Editors, Dams-O’Connor & Corrigan for Spring 2019.

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