The family as a resource for improved patient and family functioning after traumatic brain injury
A randomized controlled trial of a family centered intervention
About the project
The main objective is to examine whether a multi-professional family centred intervention approach would lead to better family functioning and ultimately better rehabilitation outcomes for the patients after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families regarding family dynamics, caregiver burden and health related quality of life (HRQL).
About the project
The study aims to determine the effectiveness of a multi-professional theoretically based family-centred intervention for patients with traumatic brain Injury/spinal cord injury. The goal is to improve their health-related quality of life and self-efficacy, as well as reduce the burden of the family members over time.
Traumatic brain injury is challenging for those sustaining the injury as well as for their families. We know that the family plays an integral role in the patient's recovery, and it is crucial to recognize the scope of the TBI experience and provide multidisciplinary rehabilitation within the context of the family. This project is a randomized controlled trial with two groups - the intervention group receives a multidisciplinary, family-centered intervention, which is built upon a cognitive behavioral therapy model in a family perspective. The control group receives the usual treatment, provided by the respective municipality of the individual, supplemented by a psycho-educative session for the family members run by the Oslo University Hospitals.
The Extra Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation and the National Association for the Traumatically Injured (LTN).
- Trauma Rehabilitation Research Unit at the Oslo University Hospitals
- Baerum Municipality, Dept. of Health and Rehabilitation
- Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, BioCruces Health Research Institute, Cruces University Hospital, Spain
- The family as a resource for improving patient and family functioning after traumatic brain injury: A descriptive nonrandomized feasibility study of a family-centered intervention. Cogent Medicine 2019. DOI 10.1080/2331205X.2019.1607433. Rasmussen M, Andelic N, Nordenmark T, Arango-Lasprilla JC, Søberg H.
- Family members' experience with in-hospital health care after severe traumatic brain injury: a national multicentre study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Dec 7;18(1):951. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3773-7. Manskow US, Arntzen C, Damsgård E, Braine M, Sigurdardottir S, Andelic N, Røe C, Anke A.
- The Family as a Resource for Improved Patient and Family Functioning After Traumatic Brain Injury – Preliminary Description of Baseline Functioning in a Study Population. Brain Injury 2019 Volum 33. Suppl. 1 DOI 10.1080/02699052.2019.1608749. Rasmussen, Mari Storli; Andelic, Nada; Nordenmark, Tonje Haug; Arango-Lasprilla, Juan Carlos; Søberg, Helene L.
- Family members´ experience with in hospital care after severe traumatic brain injury: a national multicentre study. Manskow US, Arntzen C, Damsgård E, Braine M, Sigurdardottir S, Andelic N, Røe C, Anke A. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Dec 18(1):951.