A Trial of Two On-Line Interventions for Child Brain Injury
The primary aims of this project are to examine the feasibility and relative efficacy of two models of on-line intervention for families of children with traumatic brain injury: one, a model emphasizing cognitive appraisals and problem solving skills; the other, emphasizing linking families to resources and providing professionally-moderated peer support.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Behavioral: Case management and problem solving therapy
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
|Official Title:||A Trial of Two On-Line Interventions for Child Brain Injury|
- Previous investigations using problem solving therapy have documented large effect sizes on measures of problem solving and depression.
- Similarly, the single previous controlled intervention following pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) demonstrated a large effect on self-report measures of depression and anxiety.
|Study Start Date:||February 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2006|
The feasibility of the two interventions will be evaluated by examining family utilization of on-line materials and satisfaction with receiving services this way. Previous studies suggest the longer-term effects of TBI often create significant stress for both child and family and the need for psychological services.
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University of Pittsburgh|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15637|
|Principal Investigator:||Armando J Rotondi, PhD||University of Pittsburgh|