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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Brain Injury
and you are
over 18
years old
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The purpose

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is damage to the brain caused by a head injury or illness/disease such as stroke or aneurysm. ABI is often associated with poor awareness into ongoing symptoms of damage to the brain, which can be cognitive, physical, and psychological. A multi-disciplinary rehabilitation programme is recommended to help with such symptoms. However, without self-awareness of difficulties, people with ABI can have poor motivation to take part. The study aims to discover whether showing people a short 'preparatory' video about ABI rehabilitation has an effect on self-awareness, and their motivation to take part in rehabilitation offered to them. The study also aims to investigate the feasibility of using the preparatory video on a larger scale across inpatient ABI rehabilitation, by exploring whether staff find delivering the video easy to incorporate into routine practice. People invited to take part in the study will be recruited from a specialist inpatient brain injury rehabilitation unit (BIRT). People who are approached will be given information about what the study will involve, and can choose not to take part. Each participant will be asked to fill out a series of questionnaires. They will then be supported by staff to watch a short video every two/three days, over four weeks. Half of the participants will be shown the video right away, while the other half will wait two weeks, to allow for comparisons between the groups. The video will aim to improve understanding of the kinds of emotional and/or practical difficulties they may be experiencing, and will inform participants about what rehabilitation might be like. After they have regularly watched the video for four weeks both sets of participants will be asked to complete another set of questionnaires, and the staff will be asked to complete an evaluation of how they found delivering the video.

Provided treatments

  • Behavioral: Preparatory video

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02913755. The sponsor of the trial is University of Glasgow and it is looking for 11 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Improving Treatment Motivation and Self-awareness in People With Moderate to Severe Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)