NIDILRR Program Database Detailed Record.

Project Type/Research Category: Field Initiated Projects (FIPs).

Funding Priority: Health and Function.
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Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): A Randomized Controlled Trial.

This project has completed its research activities and is now closed.  Check REHABDATA for documents.

Baylor Scott and White Research Institute (BSWRI).
3310 Live Oak, Suite 501.
Dallas, TX 75204-6165.

Principal Investigator: Mark B. Powers, PhD.
Public Contact Phone: 512/993-6443.
Project Number: 90IFRE0003. About grant numbers.
Start Date: September 30, 2017.
Length: 36 months.
NIDILRR Officer: Amanda Reichard, PhD.
NIDILRR Funding: FY 17 $199,712; FY 18 $199,269; FY 19 $199,492; FY 20 $0 (No-cost extension through 9/29/2021); FY 21 $0 (No-cost extension through 9/29/2022).
Abstract: This project uses a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center estimates 282,000 people in the US live with spinal cord injury (SCI), with approximately 17,000 new cases occurring each year. While there has been tremendous progress in the medical and rehabilitative management of people who have sustained SCI, there has been less innovation to support mental health among SCI patients. Estimates suggest that PTSD affects up to 60% of those with SCI compared to only 7% of the general US population. The most researched and effective treatment for PTSD is PE, where participants receive 12 sessions of therapy over 6 weeks. PE has been tested within survivors of combat, sexual assault, non-sexual assault, traumatic injury, and disasters, but has not been tested specifically within the SCI community. For this study, participants with SCI receive either PE or treatment as usual and researchers compare improvement in PTSD symptom as well as rates of pain reduction and improvements in sleep, depression, and quality of life.
Descriptors: , Posttraumatic stress disorders, Prolonged exposure therapy, Spinal cord injuries.

Documents in REHABDATA: There are no documents related to this project.