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 Intervention Studies

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center lead and collaborate with other institutions on intervention studies to advance the care and outcomes for TBI patients.  Outlined below are intervention studies that our researchers are currently involved with:


TBI and Substance Abuse 
Making substance abuse services more accessible to and effective for persons with TBI has been the focus of more than a decade of research by investigators in Ohio State’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Research focused on substance abuse has been guided by the 4-Quadrant Model, which identifies opportunities for treatment in various healthcare venues depending on the severity of the individuals TBI and substance abuse issues. New interventions have been developed as a result of the research and continue to be explored with new projects. Learn more


Gaming in Rehabilitation
Playtime is not just for kids anymore. More adults are recognizing the benefits of taking “game breaks” to relieve stress or to just have fun.  Games can potentially serve an important role in improving function and well-being in persons who have sustained injuries or experienced illnesses leading to disability. The Ohio State University is currently planning intervention studies to examine the feasibility and utility of using electronic rehabilitation games to improve coping and functioning in persons who have sustained a concussion (mild to moderate traumatic brain injury) with lasting effects.  We hope that the initial studies will help to refine the gaming approach for use with other rehabilitation patients. Learn more​​​​​

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