The Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) Collaborative grant mechanism is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), which is part of the Administration for Community Living in the US Department of Health and Human Services. This is a multi-site, cross-sectional, observational study involving 12 TBIMS Centers and a Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) TBIMS Center. Craig Hospital is the lead Center for this study funded from 9/29/18 – 9/28/23. See study abstract for more information.
This study has allowed us to collect more information from our TBIMS National Database participants on their experience with chronic pain and pain treatment after moderate to severe TBI. Our goal is to learn more about how many people continue to have chronic pain over time, for those with pain or who have had pain after their injury, what treatments they have tried, and for those without chronic pain to learn more about common co-occurring conditions like sleep, mood, and quality of life to compare those with and without pain. The ultimate goal of learning more about the experience of pain after moderate to severe TBI is to improve health and function. Our goal is to collect data on 3800 individuals, but along the way we are providing a look at the data collected to date as part of this study by clicking the link below. We will provide updated information on at least a quarterly basis so please check back regularly.