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.

 

BI-ISIG TASK FORCE MEETING

SAVE THE DATE: 2 OCT // 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

We will meet at the ACRM Annual Conference at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
This meeting is open to task force members only by invitation of the Chair.

CHECK OUT THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM FOR BRAIN INJURY >>

 


CO-CHAIRS

 

Summer IbarraSummer Ibarra, PhD
Clinical Director, Departments of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology and Resource Facilitation Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana
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Flora HammondFlora Hammond, MD, FACRM
Department Chair, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Indiana University
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2018 GOALS

 

  • Complete Systematic Review of Cognitive Rehabilitation for Older Adults, submit manuscript for publication.
  • Resource Facilitation project: Complete data collection and preliminary data analyses.
  • Fact Sheet on healthy lifestyle choices/interventions to promote healthy living after brain injury: Complete Fact sheet and seek ACRM branding.
  • Project on medical outcomes among long-term survivors of TBI: finalize data abstraction and data entry procedures, begin data collection at new sites, preliminary data analyses.
  • Mobile Health Interventions for TBI review published in a Special TBI issue of Current Topics in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Reports.
  • Mobile health technology in long-term surveillance after TBI: will define and laundry project in collaboration with a task force in the Measurement Networking Group.
  • Special Issue of Brain Injury Professional on Chronic Outcomes of Brain Injury: collect articles and content for Special Issue for Spring 2018 deadline.

 


2018 CALL FOR LATE-BREAKING RESEARCH

Poster Deadline EXTENDED through 29 June, 1:00 PM EDT >>

 


2017 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

  • Systematic Review of Cognitive Rehabilitation for Older Adults in collaboration with the Cog Rehab Task Force & Girls and Women TF. Data extraction is nearing completion, and manuscript preparation will begin shortly. Project Contacts: Angela Yi and Yelena Goldin
  • 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. Survey content has been developed, and is being programmed into a Survey Monkey web-based survey, with funding from the BIISIG.
    Project Contacts: Wendy Waldman and Summer Ibarra
  • Fact Sheet. “Living well after TBI” on healthy lifestyle choices/activities to promote healthy living after brain injury. Fact sheet is under development, with hopes for ACRM endorsement.
    Project Contact: Lenny Hawley
  • Project to characterize medical outcomes among long-term survivors of TBI receiving services at long-term care facilities 1-2 decades post-injury. This team is seeking collaborators from other long term care facilities who are able to participate in this medical records abstraction project.
    Project Contacts: Helen Carmine and Mary Pat Murphy
  • Developing Projects on mobile health technology in long-term health management and surveillance after TBI. Manuscript is currently under development for submission to a Special TBI Issues in Current Topics in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Reports. New project in collaboration with task force of the Measurement Networking Group is in development.
    Project Contact: Shannon Juengst
  • 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 2018. Details TBD!