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Brain Injury Education and Navigation for Traumatic Brain Injury (1st-BIEN Trial)

Led By Nathalia Jimenez, MD, MPH
Research Sponsored by Seattle Children's Hospital
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Treatment requiring at least one type of rehabilitation therapy as outpatient
Diagnosis of mild-complicated, moderate or severe TBI
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 1 year before the injury and 1 year after the injury
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1st-BIEN Trial Summary

This trial will determine the efficacy of a bilingual bicultural program to help Hispanic families with a child who has suffered a traumatic brain injury. The program includes education and navigation to outpatient care and school return.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for Hispanic children aged 6-17 with mild to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) who have been hospitalized for over 24 hours and need outpatient rehab therapy. It's also for their primary caregivers, who will help with the child's recovery.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests a bilingual program called '1st BIEN' that combines in-person education and mobile video content with navigation support during transitions to outpatient care and school return, aiming to improve long-term adherence to rehabilitation.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this intervention involves educational and navigational support rather than medical treatment, there are no direct side effects like those associated with medications or surgical procedures.

1st-BIEN Trial Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I need outpatient rehabilitation therapy.
I have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury that is not mild.
I am between 6 and 17 years old.

1st-BIEN Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~1 year before the injury and 1 year after the injury
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 1 year before the injury and 1 year after the injury for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Child's Health Related Quality of Life
Receipt of follow-up care in centralized Hospital and community
Secondary outcome measures
Child's Academic Performance
Child's Anxiety symptoms
Child's Communication
+9 more
Other outcome measures
Caregiver Community Self Efficacy (COMSE)
Caregiver Self efficacy
Engagement with video education materials
+4 more

1st-BIEN Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Intervention groupExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Intervention group receives one in person education session using the 1stBIEN booklet, video education via mobile phones and care coordination from a bilingual Patient Navigator-PN for 3-months. PN follow up patients weekly for the first month and once a month for two months. Video education is done weekly. Videos cover problem solving training, brain injury concepts, rehabilitation treatments and school resources individualized to patient and family needs. PNs facilitate transition to outpatient care, follow-up with specialists and primary care providers; use of community resources; and communication with teachers and school administrators. PN provides observational and experiential learning opportunities for parents, using three way calls for scheduling of services and interactions with clinics and schools. PN calls use a problem-solving training format, to reinforce parental experiential learning and improve self-efficacy. Expert MD providers (Co-investigators) will supervise PNs.
Group II: Attention Control groupActive Control1 Intervention
Attention Control group receives one in person education session using the 1stBIEN booklet, monthly well-child texts and usual post-injury care including routine follow-up by specialists and primary care providers, per guidelines at each recruiting institution. Control patients have access to a list of community resources included in the 1stBIEN booklet. While education using the 1stBIEN booklet is not part of the current usual care at participating institutions, providing all families with initial education at the time of discharge addresses ethical and practical considerations. It standardizes discharge processes at participating institutions while delineating differences in the intensity of education and care coordination activities.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Seattle Children's HospitalLead Sponsor
302 Previous Clinical Trials
5,216,707 Total Patients Enrolled
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)NIH
1,964 Previous Clinical Trials
2,674,430 Total Patients Enrolled
Nathalia Jimenez, MD, MPHPrincipal InvestigatorSeattle Children's

Media Library

Bilingual Brain Injury Education and outpatient Navigation for Hispanic families Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05261477 — N/A
Traumatic Brain Injury Research Study Groups: Attention Control group, Intervention group
Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Trial 2023: Bilingual Brain Injury Education and outpatient Navigation for Hispanic families Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05261477 — N/A
Bilingual Brain Injury Education and outpatient Navigation for Hispanic families 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05261477 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

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

How many participants are engaged in this research endeavor?

"Affirmative. Clinicaltrials.gov states that the trial, which was initially advertised on July 7th 2022, is actively recruiting patients. At present, 300 participants are being sought from 5 distinct medical centres."

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What aims is this medical experiment seeking to achieve?

"Over a period of 6 months following discharge, the primary purpose of this medical study is to assess Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Parent Proxy Child's Health Related Quality of Life. Secondary objectives focus on evaluating whether patients have received school support programs such as Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 accommodation plans; tracking changes in mobility via PROMIS parent proxy v2.0 SF8a; and examining physical upper extremity function with PROMIS parent proxy SF8a. Scores are given according to a five point scale compared against an average population mean score of 50 standard deviation 10"

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How geographically dispersed is the access to this clinical research?

"Patients can enroll in this study at multiple sites, including the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle, and Harborview Medical Center - University of Washington in Dallas. Additionally, there are 5 other locations available for enrollment."

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Is recruitment for this study ongoing?

"Affirmative. The clinical trial database on clinicialtrials.gov indicates that the study, initially posted on July 7th 2022, is still enrolling patients. 300 participants are needed from 5 locations for completion of this research project."

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~166 spots leftby Jun 2026