Purpose

To evaluate the efficacy of an adapted telehealth-based, health and wellness lifestyle program on promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors and improving health outcomes.

Condition

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
All ages
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
No

Inclusion Criteria

  • age 19 years or older
  • sustained a TBI
  • at least 6-months or greater out from injury
  • willing to work on one or more health goals among any of the following areas of focus (e.g., health knowledge, physical activity/exercise, dietary intake/nutrition, stress management, mental activity/stimulation, social ' relationships, leisure, sleep, mindfulness/spirituality, substance use)
  • able to potentially participate in physical activity or alter dietary intake, if that is a potential health goal (e.g., no medical contraindication given by their doctor)
  • not currently enrolled in a health and wellness program or research study involving a health/wellness program or intervention
  • indicates a potential health goal to lose weight and does not independently prepare their own meals, cook, grocery shop, but has a caregiver defined by providing some type of ongoing support (emotional or instrumental) who is willing to participate as a study partner during the intervention condition
  • has access to a telephone
  • has regular access to the internet from a computer or laptop
  • not pregnant (due to the effect on engaging in certain health promoting behaviors such as weight loss)
  • does not have a significant psychiatric disorder, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (those with depression or anxiety will not be excluded)

Exclusion Criteria

  • non-English speaking
  • difficulty hearing
  • significant problems with communication

Study Design

Phase
N/A
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
N/A
Intervention Model
Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description
case-control crossover
Primary Purpose
Treatment
Masking
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Experimental
Treatment
Health and Wellness Program
  • Behavioral: Telehealth-Based Health and Wellness Program (POWERS-TBI)
    The treatment program is interactive and will be delivered via the internet, along with ongoing telephone health coaching calls designed to motivate, problem-solve challenges, reinforce skills learned, and prevent relapse.

Recruiting Locations

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Contact:
Laura Dreer
205-325-8681
lauradreer@uabmc.edu

More Details

Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Study Contact

Laura Dreer, Ph.D.
(205) 325-8681
lauradreer@uabmc.edu

Detailed Description

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of an adapted telehealth-based, health and wellness lifestyle program (POWERS-TBI) on promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors and improving self-efficacy for healthy activities such as amount of physical activity, dietary/food intake, mental stimulation and activity, substance use, mindfulness/spirituality, social relationships, and/or leisure activities among persons with TBI and their caregivers. The treatment program will be delivered via the internet, along with ongoing telephone health coaching calls designed to motivate, problem-solve challenges, reinforce skills learned, and prevent relapse. The goals are to evaluate the impact of the treatment program on improving health outcomes for people with TBI. The investigators plan to accomplish this by evaluating the impact of the program using a case-control crossover design.

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