Oportunities for Involvement
Dear ASSBI colleagues,
There are a lot of your colleagues out there wanting your help, have a look and see if you can help out.
Call for Applications
Are you a health professional who works with stroke patients? Can you help with our research?
We are currently seeking health professionals in Australia who have current experience working with stroke patients to participate in this study with full ethics approval from Monash University (ID #32484). You can access more information and express interest in this research by following this link (takes less than 2min): https://redcap.link/cogpoststroke
Participants will take part in an interview, and a researcher will ask questions about your experience and perception of working with stroke patients with cognitive impairment. Interviews are conducted either face-to-face or via videoconferencing. This is a chance to share your experience and help us understand what can be done to improve rehabilitation and care of stroke survivors in Australia.
Regards, A/Prof Rene Stolwyk, Dr Vincent Oxenham, Dr Elizabeth Lynch, Ms Miki Boneh
Child Apraxia of Speech Trial
We are researchers from the Speech and Language Group at Murdoch Children’s Institute. We’re conducting a trial of methylphenidate (Ritalin) as a possible intervention for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). The study is open to 6–12-year-old children within 130km of MCRI who are either diagnosed with CAS or have suspected CAS, and elevated inattentive and/or hyperactive symptoms. Please find attached our study flyer for further information.
Interested participants can express their interest here: https://redcap.link/znct13io
Please feel free to be in touch with Prof Angela Morgan for any queries: email@example.com or (03) 8341 6458.
Angela Morgan and Elana Forbes
M.O.S.T-project: Meaningful Outcomes for School-aged kids with CCDs from TBI
We are trying to understand which treatment outcomes are most important for school-aged kids with cognitive-communication disorders (CCDs) arising from TBIs and their families.
In this project, we will interview children and teens with brain injuries and their parents. Interviews may last for up to 20 minutes. Interviews will happen over Zoom, meaning families can take part from home (or anywhere that is easiest for them!).
Children and teens will suggest treatment outcomes to help a fictional character with a TBI.In their interviews, parents will be asked about what aspects of their child's communication and life they would most like to help following their TBI.
The results from the M.O.S.T project will be integrated with results from an international e-Delphi study to provide guidance for clinicians undertaking assessment and outcome measurement in clinical practice.
Children, teens and their families are eligible to take part, if:
Interested families can visit https://swiy.co/UQMOSTProject to read more about our study and register their interest. Please don't hesitate to contact Dr Sarah Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lauren Crumlish (Lauren.email@example.com) if any questions arise.
Current practice methods of rehabilitation professionals in the assessment of financial capability in people with acquired cognitive impairment: a mixed methods study.
Assessing financial capability, or the behaviours and approaches to personal financial decision-making may involve exploring a person's ability to manage money, shop, budget and pay bills. It may also involve examining how a person makes financial choices, plans ahead, or gains assistance with financial tasks if required.
Aim: To explore the current methods and practices of rehabilitation professionals in the assessment of financial capability following acquired cognitive impairment and understand their perspectives of desired aspects in future assessment tools.
Share: Please share your experiences with other rehabilitation professionals and the research team in a focus group (in-person or online) with an accompanying short survey to help build knowledge of current practice to inform assessment development.
Contact: Research team: Sarah Swan firstname.lastname@example.org
0406 532 778
Freyr Patterson, email@example.com
Jenny Fleming, firstname.lastname@example.org
This study has ethical approval from the University of Queensland (2022/HE002294)
The Concussion Essentials Studies
Examining an individualised treatment, including education, physiotherapy & psychology for children and adolescents 8 – 18 years who have persisting symptoms following a concussion.
Study 1 - For children and adolescents less than 3 weeks post-concussion 8-week treatment vs. Usual Care
Study 2 - For children and adolescents 3 to 12 months post-concussion 12-week treatment
Plus, all participants receive
The Royal Children’s Hospital, or Mt Waverley location Face-to-Face and telehealth appointments available
Patients: Contact the study team for more information
Ph: 0423 188 247
Health professionals: Refer by visiting https://redcap.link/concussion
Occupational therapy researchers at La Trobe University are seeking survey participants for a study exploring how occupational therapists treat behavioural changes to optimise participation for people living with brain injury
You may qualify if
If you decide to take part in the research, you would be asked to:
Reimbursement for participation
If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the study, please contact Ana Brown: email@example.com
Complete a 15-minute survey, online
Your decision to participate in research is voluntary.
There are no additional costs associated with participation in this research study, nor will you or the participant be paid.
TREATMENT FOR PERSISTING POST-CONCUSSION SYMPTOMS IN ADULTS
We are trialling an 8-week inter-disciplinary intervention including neuropsychology, physiotherapy, and medicine disciplines for persisting symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury/concussion. The treatment is free of charge for all participants and is taking place in Melbourne.
Participants will receive one of two management regimes – (1) a full assessment (neuropsychology and physiotherapy) and psychoeducation or (2) a full assessment and interdisciplinary treatment.
We are looking for participants who:
· Have had a mild traumatic brain injury/concussion within the past 2 weeks-to-24 months
· Have persisting post-concussion symptoms (at least 2 weeks post-injury, but less than 24 months post injury)
· Are aged between 16-70 years
· Have adequate English language
· Do not have an acute psychiatric condition, active substance use, or significant neurological history
If you or anyone you know might be interested in participating, contact Jack Nguyen or Stephanie Antonopoulos on 9426 8923 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We welcome self-referrals and clinician referrals.
This study is approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC no. 23005).
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