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Research Participation Opportunities

Self-Advocacy for Independent Life (SAIL) After TBI

Craig Hospital is recruiting for a study addressing self-advocacy after traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study will be conducted in several locations across Colorado.   We are currently seeking 14-16 individuals who live in the Grand Junction area to participate in this study. Participants must be 18 or older, at least 9 months post TBI, able to travel independently about the community, and have completed inpatient and/or outpatient TBI rehabilitation.  Participants will complete a series of assessments by phone, and will be randomized to either a treatment group or a control group.  The treatment group will take part in 4 group treatment sessions and 2 follow up phone sessions.  Group sessions will take place in Grand Junction.  If you are interested in taking part in this study, please contact Clare Morey, Study Coordinator, at 303-789-8621 or cmorey@craighospital.org

Effect of Exoskeleton-Assisted Gait Training on Bone Health and Quality of Life: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Craig Hospital is currently recruiting people with SCI to participate in a research study investigating whether exoskeleton-gait training will improve bone strength in the lower extremities and quality of life. This study will last one year and include six months of gait training in the Indego exoskeleton system, three days per week at Craig.

Participants must live in the Denver area and have a motor complete thoracic SCI (C7-T12) that occurred at least three years ago.

If you are interested in learning more about taking part in this study, please contact Amanda Turner in the Research Department at 303-789-8757 or aturner@craighospital.org


Simvastatin to Improve Bone Health in SCI: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

Craig Hospital is currently recruiting people with SCI to participate in a research study investigating whether simvastatin, a drug commonly prescribed to lower cholesterol, will improve bone strength.

Participants must live in the Denver area, be within three months of injury, use a wheelchair to get around and cannot be currently taking cholesterol or osteoporosis medication.

If you are interested in learning more about taking part in this study, please contact Amanda Turner in the Research Department at 303-789-8757 or aturner@craighospital.org.


A Lifestyle Intervention Targeting Enhanced Health and Function for People with Chronic SCI in Caregiver/Care-Receiver Relationships: Effects of Caregiver Co-Treatment

Craig Hospital is currently recruiting people with SCi and their caregivers (enrollment as a couple) to participate in a research study to determine the effect on health and the functional impact of a lifestyle intervention in people with chronic spinal cord injury and their caregivers. We are interested in seeing if the complementary caregiver intervention enhances health and functional benefits obtained by the SCI individual.

  • Participant couples must live in the denver area and be able to commit to a 14-month study.
  • SCI participant must be 18-70 years old, at least one year post-injury, motor complete or incomplete, C5-L1 traumatic spinal injury.
  • Caregivers will be healthy men and women, 18-65 years old who provide social and/or physical support to the SCI participant.

If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact the Research Department: Clare Morey at 303-789-8621, cmorey@craighospital.org or Jody Newman at 303-789-8639, jnewman@craighospital.org.

Enhancing Self-Efficacy for Caregivers of Family Members with Spinal Cord Injury

Craig Hospital is currently recruiting family caregivers of people with SCI for a research study. The study involves a six-week class (2 hours per week) that focuses on issues experienced by caregivers and will address motivation, self-confidence, and self-sufficiency as well as teach strategies to develop more positive attitudes and thoughts.

If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact Jennifer Coker in the Research Department at 303-789-8229 or jcoker@craighospital.org.


A Bridge from Rehabilitation to Real-World: Re-Inventing Yourself after SCI

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY:

  • Are you having trouble making the adjustment from rehabilitation to home?
  • Would you like to learn strategies to develop more positive attitudes and thoughts?

Craig Hospital is currently recruiting adults who have recently incurred an SCI in Colorado to participate in a research study aimed at addressing motivation, self-sufficiency, and confidence levels. The study involves a 6-week series of classes that focus on issues experienced by people with newly acquired SCI. To be eligible you must have been discharged from inpatient rehabilitation within 6 months and live within driving distance of Craig Hospital.

If you are interested in finding out more about this study, please call Jenn Coker in the Craig Hospital Research Department 303-789-8229 or jcoker@craighospital.org