Ongoing Clinical Research Studies at Casa Colina
Medical rehabilitation has placed an increasing emphasis on the need to evaluate outcomes, with the goal of having reliable and valid measures with which treatment effectiveness and efficiency can be assessed. Implementation and analysis of both generic health-related outcomes and disease or condition-specific outcomes in clinical practice have the potential to improve quality of healthcare, help set clinical guidelines, and impact clinical decisions regarding each individual patient. Our outcomes-based clinical research studies are listed below and further information regarding these studies can be found by clicking on the study of interest.
Clinical Pathway Outcomes Measurement
The Stay Well & Healthy Project
Health Risk Appraisal Among Adults Aging With Traumatic Brain Injury Versus Other Acquired Disabilities
A wide range of disabilities can occur as a result of a stroke including paralysis, cognitive deficits, pain, speech and language difficulties, emotional problems, and overall effects on daily living. As one of the major diagnoses at Casa Colina we have made it a priority of the Research Institute to investigate new interventions for the treatment of disabilities caused by a stroke.
- The effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on functional impairments caused by ischemic stroke
- Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Arm Rehab Evaluation (I-CARE) Stroke Initiative
Traumatic Brain Injury Research
Casa Colina has always placed a special emphasis on its Brain Injury Program, offering one of the most comprehensive continuums of care in the country. To contribute to this distinguished program we have undertaken a number of research projects focused on brain injury. Currently our interests range from the biological mechanisms that underlie brain injury to investigating novel treatments that enhance functional recovery and improve quality of life.
- Neuroendocrine dysfunction following traumatic brain injury and the effect on functional improvement in acute rehabilitation
- A unique system for measuring health related quality of life in individuals with a traumatic brain injury
- Survive and Thrive: Casa Colina Veterans & Families Project
For more information on current health outcomes research at Casa Colina, please contact:
Emily R. Rosario, PhD
Director of Casa Colina Research Institute