Clinical Trial

A Precision Medicine Approach to Concussion Rehabilitation

Study Description

Behavioral Profile Matching: A Precision Medicine Approach to Concussion Rehabilitation

At least 1 in 5 people who sustain a concussion will have persistent symptoms and difficulties with daily activities. The researchers have identified two unhelpful coping styles following a concussion - avoidance and endurance. Individuals who engage in avoidance behavior may benefit from a different type of treatment than those who engage in endurance behavior. The researchers will evaluate whether assigning individuals to a specific psychologically-informed treatment tailored to their coping style is practical, acceptable, and beneficial for their recovery.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Graded exposure therapy

Gradually increased contact with avoided sensory stimuli (e.g., light, noise, movement) and activities (e.g., mental exertion, physical exercise, stressful activities) in order to increase tolerance.

Behavioral - Pacing + mindfulness

Shifting from symptom-contingent to time-contingent activity stopping rules, minimizing activity level peaks (excessive endurance behavior) and valleys (prolonged periods of recuperative rest) to improve overall functioning.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Behavioral Profile Matching: A Precision Medicine Approach to Concussion Rehabilitation

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03972579

ParticipAid ID

e0R75b