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Ralph G. DePalma Memorial TBI Clinical Strategies

Efficacy of an Interdisciplinary Intensive Outpatient Program in Service Members with Combat Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health Conditions

by Thomas DeGraba, MD
Seminar date: 4/21/2021

Description: Service member exposure to repetitive blast and blunt force trauma in combat and training operations as well as operational stressors can result in persistent neurological and comorbid psychological health conditions. The presentation will describe a 4 week interdisciplinary, holistic, and patient centric, intensive outpatient program (IOP) rehabilitative care model that combines conventional neurological and behavioral health rehabilitation therapies with integrative medicine intervention and educational skills based training to promote mind-body and spirit healing, self-efficacy, self advocacy and military readiness. To assess program efficacy, 7 neurological, behavioral and global outcome measures, in over 1400 service members engaged in the IOP, will be reported at discharge and at 1, 3 and 6 months post discharge to evaluate durability of recovery.

Intended Audience: All clinical providers particularly those who care for service members/Veterans with history of TBI and comorbid behavioral health conditions, clinical research scientists, and health care administrators assessing effective models of disease based care.

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