New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

The New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System is led by the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City. The NY-TBI-MS is directed by Kristen Dams-O'Connor.

The comprehensive system of care includes emergency medical services provided by the New York City EMS. Acute care is provided in 8 Level I Trauma Centers in New York City. Rehabilitation services and long-term outpatient care is provided by the Rehabilitation Medicine Center of Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City.

The research program of the NY TBI Model System currently includes two local research projects, one focusing on alleviation of post-TBI depression and the second on fatigue after traumatic brain injury. The NY-TBI-MS also leads a collaborative research project on fatigue.

The NY TBI Model System is also engaging in a major program aimed at dissemination of information about TBI to individuals with TBI, their family members and health care professionals. This includes resources freely downloadable from our website (www.TBICentral.org) as well as TBI Research Reports, which focus on the policy implications of research (topics: post-TBI depression, post-TBI vocational functioning and unidentified TBI).

New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Publications

 

Title Author Journal Year
Inpatient rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury: The influence of age on treatments and outcomes Dijkers, M.; Brandstater, M.; Horn, S.; Ryser, D.; Barrett, R. Neurorehabilitation 2013
Descriptive modeling of longitudinal outcome measures in traumatic brain injury: A national institute on disability and rehabilitation research traumatic brain injury model systems study Pretz, CR; Kozlowski, AJ; Dams-O'Connor, K; Kreider, S; Cuthbert, JP; Corrigan, JD; Heinemann, AW; Whiteneck, G Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013
An introduction to applying individual growth curve models to evaluate change in rehabilitation: A national institute on disability and rehabilitation research traumatic brain injury model systems report Kozlowski, A; Pretz, C; Dams-O'Connor, K; Kreider, S; Whiteneck, G Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013
Risk factors for falls among older adults: A review of the literature Ambrose, A.F., Paul, G., & Hausdorff, J. Maturitas 2013
Risk for late-life re-injury, dementia and death among individuals with traumatic brain injury: A population-based study Dams-O'Connor, K., Gibbons, L.E., Bowen, J.D., McCurry, S.M., Larson, E.B., & Crane, P.K. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 2013
An exploration of clinical dementia phenotypes among individuals with and without traumatic brain injury Dams-OConnor, K., Spielman, L., Hammond, F., Sayed, N., Culver, C., & Diaz-Arrastia, R. Neurorehabilitation 2013
Bi-factor analyses of the brief test of adult cognition by telephone Gavett, BE; Crane, PK; Dams-O'Connor, K Neurorehabilitation 2013
Mortality of elderly individuals with TBI in the first 5 years following injury Hirshson, C.I., Gordon, W.A., Singh, A., Ambrose, A., Dams-OConnor, K., Spielman, L.A. , Cantor, J.B., & Dijkers, M.P. Neurorehabilitation 2013
Psychosocial functioning in older adults with traumatic brain injury Yi, A; Dams-O'Connor, K Neurorehabilitation 2013
TBI and aging Gordon, WA Neurorehabilitation 2013
Life expectancy following rehabilitation: A NIDRR traumatic brain injury model systems study Harrison-Felix C, Kreider SE, Arango-Lasprilla JC, Brown AW, Dijkers MP, Hammond FM, Kolakowsky-Hayner SA, Hirshson C, Whiteneck G, Zasler ND Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2012
Preinjury predictors of life satisfaction at 1 year after traumatic brain injury Davis, L., Sherer, M., Sander, A., Bogner, J., Corrigan, J., Dilkers, M., Hanks, R., Bergquist, T. & Seel, R. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2012
Mortality after surviving traumatic brain injury: Risks based on age groups Harrison-Felix, C., Kolakowsky-Hayner, S. A., Hammond, F. M., Wang, R., Englander, J., Dams-OConnor, K., Kreider, S. E. D., Novack, T. A., & Diaz-Arrastia, R. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2012
Visual impairments in the first year after traumatic brain injury Greenwald, B.D., Kapoor, N., & Singh, A.D. Brain Injury 2012
Feasibility of computerized brain plasticity-based cognitive training after traumatic brain injury Lebowitz, M.S., Dams-O'Connor, K., & Cantor, J.B Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 2012
Participation as an outcome measure in psychosocial oncology: Content of cancer-specific health-related quality of life instruments van der Mei, S, Dijkers, M, Heerkens, Y Quality of Life Research 2011
Comparison of scoring methods for the participation assessment with recombined tools-objective Bogner, J. A., Whiteneck, G. G., Corrigan, J. D., Lai, J. S., Dijkers, M. P., Heinemann, A. W. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011
Development of the Participation Assessment with Recombined Tools-Objective for use after traumatic brain injury Whiteneck, G.G., Dijkers, M.P., Heinemann, A.W., Bogner, J., Bushnik, T., Cicerone, K.D., Corrigan, J.D., Hart, T., Malec, J.F, Millis, S.R. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011
The traumatic brain injury model systems: history and contributions to clinical service and research Dijkers, M.P.; Harrison-Felix, C.; Marwitz, J.H. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2010
Influence of sex and age on inpatient rehabilitation outcomes among older adults with traumatic brain injury Graham, J.E.; Radice-Neumann, D.M.; Reistetter, T.A.; Hammond, F.M.; Dijkers, M.; Granger, C.V. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2010
Vocational interventions and supports following job placement for persons with traumatic brain injury Hart T, Dijkers M, Whyte J, Braden C, Trott C, Fraser R Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation 2010
Participation: The insider's perspective Brown, M Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2010
Role and impact of cognitive rehabilitation Dams-O'Connor, K, Gordon, WA Psychiatric Clinics of North America 2010
Influence of sex and age on inpatient rehabilitation outcomes among older adults with traumatic brain injury Graham, J.E., Radice-Neumann, D.M., Reistetter, T.A., Hammond, F.M., Dijkers, M., & Granger, C.V. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2010
The traumatic brain injury model systems: history and contributions to clinical service and research Dijkers, M.P., Harrison-Felix, C., & Marwitz, J.H. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2010
The relationship between employment-related self-efficacy and quality of life following traumatic brain injury Tsaousides, T.; Warshowsky, A.; Ashman, T.A.; Cantor, J.B.; Spielman, L.; Gordon, W.A. Rehabilitation Psychology 2009
Co-morbidity of substance abuse and traumatic brain injury Sacks, A.; Fenske, C.; Gordon, W.; Cantor, J.C.; Ashman, T.; Hibbard, M.; Perez, K.; Brandau, S.; Spielman, L. Journal of Dual Diagnosis 2009
Cognitive rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury: Assessment to treatment Tsaousides, T.; Gordon, W.A. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 2009
The Task Force on Systematic Reviews and Guidelines. The value of “traditional” reviews in the era of systematic reviewing Dijkers, M. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009
International collaboration and communication in rehabilitation research Dijkers, M.P.J.M. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009
A randomized controlled trial of sertraline for the treatment of depression in individuals with traumatic brain injury Ashman, T.A.; Cantor, J.B.; Gordon, W.A.; Flanagan, S.; Ginsberg, A.; Engmann, C.; Spielman, L.; Egan, M.; Ambrose, A.F.; Greenwald, B. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009
Clinical trials in rehabilitation research: balancing rigor and relevance Gordon, W.A. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009
A phased developmental approach to neurorehabilitation research: The science of knowledge building Whyte, J.; Gordon, W.A.; Gonzalez-Rothi, L.J. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009
Perspective on outcome: What disability insiders and outsiders each bring to the assessment table Brown, M. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009
Ensuring inclusion of research reports in systematic reviews Dijkers, M.P. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009
A phased developmental approach to neurorehabilitation research: the science of knowledge building Whyte J., Gordon W.A., & Gonzalez-Rothi L.J. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009
A randomized controlled trial of sertraline for the treatment of depression in individuals with traumatic brain injury Ashman T.A., Cantor J.B., Gordon W.A., Flanagan S., Ginsberg A., Engmann C., Spielman L., Egan M., Ambrose A.F., & Greenwald B. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009
Case-control studies false and true: mislabeled study designs in rehabilitation research, and a master class in case-control study design. [Editorial] Dijkers, M.P.J.M. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2009
Clinical trials in rehabilitation research: balancing rigor and relevance Gordon, W.A. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009
Cognitive rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury: Assessment to treatment Tsaousides, T., & Gordon, W.A. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 2009
Co-morbidity of substance abuse and traumatic brain injury Sacks A., Fenske C., Gordon W., Cantor J.C., Ashman T., Hibbard M., Perez K., Brandau S., & Spielman L. Journal of Dual Diagnosis 2009
Difficult to measure constructs: conceptual and methodological issues concerning participation and environmental factors Whiteneck G., Dijkers M.P. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009
Ensuring inclusion of research reports in systematic reviews Dijkers, M.P. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009
International collaboration and communication in rehabilitation research Dijkers, M.P.J.M. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009
Neurorehabilitation in traumatic brain injury: Does it make a difference? Greenwald, B.D., & Rigg, J.L. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 2009
Perspective on outcome: What disability insiders and outsiders each bring to the assessment table Brown, M. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009
The relationship between employment-related self-efficacy and quality of life following traumatic brain injury Tsaousides T., Warshowsky A., Ashman T.A., Cantor J.B., Spielman L., Gordon W.A. REHABILITATION PSYCHOLOGY 2009
The Task Force on Systematic Reviews and Guidelines. The value of “traditional” reviews in the era of systematic reviewing Dijkers, M. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION 2009
Feasibility of a brief neuropsychological test battery during acute inpatient rehabilitation after TBI Kalmar, K.; Novack, T.A.; Nakase-Richardson, R.; Sherer, M.; Frol, A.B.; Gordon, W.A.; Hanks, R.A.; Giacino, J.T.; Ricker, R.H. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008
Assessing fatigue after traumatic brain injury: An evaluation of the Barosso Fatigue Scale Dijkers, M. P. J. M.; Buchnik, T. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2008
The predictive validity of a brief inpatient neuropsychologic battery for persons with traumatic brain injury Hanks, R. A.; Millis, S. R.; Ricker, J. H.; Giacino, J. T.; Nakase-Richardson, R.; Frol, A. B.; Novack, T. A.; Kalmar, K.; Sherer, M.; Gordon, W. A. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008
Feasibility of a brief neuropsychological test battery during acute inpatient rehabilitation after TBI Kalmar, K.; Novack, T.A.; Nakase-Richardson, R.; Sherer, M.; Frol, A.B.; Gordon, W.A.; Hanks, R.A.; Giacino, J.T.; Ricker, R.H. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008
The predictive validity of a brief inpatient neuropsychologic battery for persons with traumatic brain injury Hanks, R. A.; Millis, S. R.; Ricker, J. H.; Giacino, J. T.; Nakase-Richardson, R.; Frol, A. B.; Novack, T. A.; Kalmar, K.; Sherer, M.; Gordon, W. A. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008
Pharmacological treatment of insomnia for individuals with brain injury Flanagan, S.; Greenwald, B.; Wieber, S Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2007
Vocational services for traumatic brain injury: Treatment definition and diversity within model systems of care Hart, T.; Dijkers, M.; Fraser, R.; Cicerone, K.; Bogner, J. A.; Whyte, J.; Malec, J.; Waldron, B. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2006
Screening for brain injury in schoolchildren Cantor, J.; Gordon, W.; Ashman, T. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2006
The role of self-discrepancy theory in understanding post-traumatic brain injury affective disorders: A pilot study Cantor, Joshua B.; Ashman, Teresa A.; Schwartz, Michael E.; Gordon, Wayne A.; Hibbard, Mary R.; Brown, Margaret; Spielman, Lisa; Charatz, Heather J.; Cheng, Zhifen Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2005
Community activities and individuals' satisfaction with them: Quality of life in the first year after traumatic brain injury Johnston, Mark V.; Goverover, Yael; Dijkers, Marcel Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2005
Participation objective, participation subjective: A measure of participation combining outsider and insider perspectives Brown, Margaret; Dijkers, Marcel P. J. M.; Gordon, Wayne A.; Ashman, Teresa; Charatz, Heather; Cheng, Zhifen Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 2004
Quality of life after traumatic brain injury: A review of research approaches and findings Dijkers, Marcel P. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2004
Relationship between strength, balance, and swallowing deficits and outcome after traumatic brain injury: A multicenter analysis Duong, Thao T.; Englander, Jeffrey; Wright, Jerry; Cifu, David X.; Greenwald, Brian D.; Brown, Allen W. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2004
The program without walls: Innovative approach to state agency vocational rehabilitation of persons with traumatic brain injury O'Neill, John H.; Zuger, Rosalind R.; Fields, Audrey; Fraser, Robert; Pruce, Timothy Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2004
Reporting on reliability and validity of outcome measures in medical rehabilitation research Dijkers, M. P. J. M.; Kropp, G. C.; Esper, R. M.; Yavuzer, G.; Cullen, N.; Bakdalieh, Y. Disability and Rehabilitation 2002