The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center at Walter Reed Hospital has launched two new traumatic brain injury (TBI) studies for injured veterans and caregivers. The first study is for vets with TBIs and the second study is for caregivers of vets with TBIs. These programs are being conducted nationally. They require minimal time commitment and you may get paid for your participation.
These studies are actively recruiting service members and their families for nationwide participation. The research is designed to inform Congress on the immediate and long term effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on Service Members/Veterans as well as their caregivers. Though the studies are examining TBI, the DVBIC will also report about the health needs of all groups of service members who participate and tracking the symptoms of service members in each group annually. Service members with issues will also be pointed to the right support organization to administer care over time, as required.
The Natural History Study is examining the long term effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on service members and veterans. The DVBIC is enrolling three groups for the Natural History Study 1) TBI: service members/veterans who incurred a TBI since 2001 stateside or deployed, 2) Trauma control: service members/veterans who incurred a bodily injury but no TBI since 2001 stateside or deployed, and 3) Non-Injured control: service members/veterans who were not injured but have been deployed at to OIF/OEF/OND at least once since 2001. Service members and veterans who volunteer for this study may participate from their own home by completing telephone interviews and web-based self-report measures once a year for up to 15 years. They may be compensated for their participation. To participate or find out more about the Natural History Study please call 855-993-8242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Caregiver QOL Study is examining the effect of caring for a service member or veteran on the Caregiver’s quality of life. Caregivers must be providing care to a service member or veteran who sustained a moderate, severe, or penetrating TBI. They may be asked to participate in a small group discussion, telephone interview, and web-based self-report measures. Caregivers can participate for up to 3 years and may be compensated for their participation. To participate or find out more about the Caregiver Study call 1-855-821-1469 or email email@example.com
Racing4Vets would like to thank the hard work of healthcare and support professionals at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center at Walter Reed Hospital. Many of our injured veterans across the nation suffer from TBIs, and their efforts to study and implement new care programs can only have a positive effect on the quality of life of affected veterans and their caregivers.