In February of 2020, the CODA lab was notified of a 5 year, $2.9+ million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study titled Improving Outcomes of Care Partners of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury is a multi-site study between the University of Michigan and Baylor College of Medicine/TIRR Memorial Hermann. Below is a description of the study:
Improving Outcomes of Care Partners of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury
Care partners of persons with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) are often required to assume a caregiver role, bearing primary responsibility for assisting the person with TBI in physical, mental, financial, and leisure activities. As a result of these new caregiving responsibilities, it is common for these care partners to report problems with physical, mental, and social health, as well as compromised health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Given that care partners’ well-being and functioning affects both their own personal health outcomes, as well as the functional and rehabilitation outcomes of the person with TBI, there is a critical need to develop novel health management interventions to ensure better health outcomes for both members of the TBI care partnership dyad. Therefore, our long-term goal is to improve the health and well-being of these care partners, as well as their ability to provide care to their loved one. Thus, the proposed randomized control trial will examine the efficacy of a just-in-time adaptive intervention (JITAI), or personalized self-management intervention that uses objective mobile sensor data feedback to improve physical activity, sleep, and HRQOL in 240 care partners of persons with TBI.
For more information about the NIH/NINR, visit: https://www.ninr.nih.gov/