Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

  • James F. MalecEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_537

Definition

The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System is a multicenter, longitudinal, collaborative research project funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

Current Knowledge

The TBI Model System project began with five centers in 1987 and subsequently expanded to 16 currently funded centers. Designation as a TBI Model System center results from a grant competition which occurs every 5 years. The primary goal of the TBI Model System project is to conduct research that contributes to evidence-based rehabilitation interventions which improve the lives of individuals with TBI. To achieve this goal, each center is expected to generate research from studies specific to the center, as well as through collaborative multicenter studies that include several TBI Model System sites. In addition, TBI Model System centers must provide a multidisciplinary system of rehabilitation care...

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References and Readings

  1. Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center. Retrieved Feb 1, 2016 from http://www.msktc.org/.
  2. TBI National Data and Statistical Center. Retrieved Feb 1, 2016 from https://www.tbindsc.org/.

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationIndiana University School of Medicine and the Rehabilitation Hospital of IndianaIndianapolisUSA