Web-Based Support and Education Program 2 for Spinal Cord Injuries

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Kessler Foundation, West Orange, NJ
Spinal Cord Injuries+2 More
Web-Based Support and Education Program 2 - Other
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Spinal Cord Injuries

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether two different types of education and support programs for partner caregivers of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) are equally effective.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Wounds
  • Wounds and Injuries

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Web-Based Support and Education Program 2 will improve 1 primary outcome and 9 secondary outcomes in patients with Spinal Cord Injuries. Measurement will happen over the course of Average scores obtained during baseline (pre-program) compared to scores obtained immediately after program completion..

3-months post intervention versus baseline, 6-months post intervention versus baseline
Long-Term Change in Behavioral Inhibition/ Behavioral Activation Scale (BIS/BAS) score
Average scores obtained during baseline (pre-program) compared to scores obtained immediately after program completion.
Change in Behavioral Inhibition/ Behavioral Activation Scale (BIS/BAS) score
End of program versus baseline; 3-months post intervention versus baseline, 6-months post intervention versus baseline
Change in Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale scores
Change in Couples Satisfaction Index scores
Change in Marit-Meuser Caregiver Grief Inventory (CGI) scores
Change in NIH Toolbox Loneliness Survey (Fixed Form) scores
Change in Patient Health Questionnaire scores
Change in Satisfaction with Life Scale scores
Change in Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) scores
Changs in Duke Social Support Index (DSSI) scores

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

No Control Group
Web-Based Education and Support Program 2

This trial requires 40 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Web-Based Support And Education Program 2 is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will be divided into 2 treatment groups. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Web-Based Education and Support Program 2
Other
The support and education program involves 6 weeks of web-based classes (75-90 minutes per class) given once per week with weekly homework assignments of approximately one hour per week.
Web-Based Support and Education Program 1
Other
The support and education program involves 6 weeks of web-based classes (75-90 minutes per class) given once per week with weekly homework assignments of approximately one hour per week.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 3-months post intervention versus baseline, 6-months post intervention versus baseline
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly 3-months post intervention versus baseline, 6-months post intervention versus baseline for reporting.

Closest Location

Kessler Foundation - West Orange, NJ

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 8 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
A person who has a spinal cord injury and who is romantically involved with someone else who has a spinal cord injury is considered to have a supportive partner show original
The person is no longer in rehab, and has been out for at least 3 months. show original
Take care of their partner with SCI every day. show original
You can access the internet privately in locations like your home or office. show original
At least six months have passed since their partner's injury. show original
At least eighteen years old. show original
I can read and write in English. show original
They live in a private residence with their partner who has SCI. show original

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What is spinal cord injuries?

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Symptoms indicative of spinal cord injury typically present themselves within the first month of injury. Although most common, the condition is frequently misdiagnosed, resulting in longer hospital stays. Patients with incomplete and/or isolated sacral injuries are in a worse position for surgical procedures and are at an even greater risk for complications.

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What are the signs of spinal cord injuries?

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Clinical studies indicate a number of signs that indicate serious spinal cord injury. It is important that you know these signs because you might see them in a patient's medical record, and when a patient complains about pain or weakness, it is important to ask if there are any signs of spinal cord injury. Injuries are usually not immediately fatal, however, if pain or weakness is present in a patient with a neck injury or a spinal cord injury that occurs while in a car wreck, take the patients to a hospital as soon as possible because severe cervical fractures can be a sign of more serious injuries (e.g., spinal cord injury) which may not be evident yet.

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How many people get spinal cord injuries a year in the United States?

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About 2 million people are treated annually with spinal cord injuries in the United States for which this is the last postinjury year. They constitute 10-32% of all traumatic spinal cord injuries. These are mainly sports injuries. Preventing injury is one of the highest priorities in both sport and general medicine.

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What causes spinal cord injuries?

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Preventing SCI is the goal of spinal surgeons. As surgeons are faced with increasing numbers of SCI patients, we will need novel strategies to reduce injury risk. Furthermore, we need to better understand the mechanisms that lead to SCI. Future strategies in SCI prevention will likely focus on the following elements: early detection, trauma education, and trauma immobilization.

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Can spinal cord injuries be cured?

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Spinal cord injuries are almost invariably irreversible and it is hard to imagine how individuals can return to a normal life following an injury. But if individuals have the motivation and motivation to do so, recovery is possible, and for the most part, return to function is possible. Patients can return to work in some cases, and in many cases return to their jobs. However, in most cases, return to work does not occur.

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What are common treatments for spinal cord injuries?

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Spinal cord injuries are often treated with medication and physical therapy. There is often no permanent treatment, and all treatments are aimed at limiting or replacing lost motion and tissue function.

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What does web-based support and education program 2 usually treat?

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To improve quality of life of participants who are living with chronic diseases in rehabilitation centers it is crucial to promote the correct use of technological devices, by applying Web-based educational programs.

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Is web-based support and education program 2 safe for people?

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A Web-based support and education program 2, which included a comprehensive review of information and support resources, was well received. The Internet-based format may be an effective means of support for people in the ICU.

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What are the latest developments in web-based support and education program 2 for therapeutic use?

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At 10 months follow-up, this WBSP-2 has shown excellent results and high participant satisfaction. Results from a recent clinical trial obtained with the 2D-WBSP-2 may serve as a basis for implementing a more elaborate WBSP-2 version with greater levels of complexity that allow more rigorous, standardized assessment of clinical outcomes and a more comprehensive monitoring of patients with SCI-2D-WBSP-2.

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Does web-based support and education program 2 improve quality of life for those with spinal cord injuries?

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Participants who responded to one of the two intervention groups reported similar improvement in overall quality of life and functioning, and were less distressed after participating in the two-month program than at baseline. It is reasonable to evaluate similar programs for up to one year. The web-based program was effective in improving participants' satisfaction with the program.

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What is web-based support and education program 2?

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The web-based support program decreased the utilization of healthcare services. Patients receiving web-based interventions reported increases in satisfaction with care, as well as changes in knowledge, psychosocial well-being, and health-related quality of life.

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What are the common side effects of web-based support and education program 2?

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In summary there were no differences in subjective or objective data related to the use of the Web-based education and support program. The most common side effects are related to the use of the video.

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