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Accession Number ADA575540
Title PTSD in Limb Trauma and Recovery.
Publication Date Oct 2009
Media Count 11p
Personal Author R. K. Aaron
Abstract This grant consists of three projects, each with its own investigative team, as described below. Program 1: 'Establishing the Parameters of Virtual Reality Environments in the Treatment of PTSD', (Tracie Shea, Ph.D. Lead Investigator). This innovative research project has not yet begun because of administrative difficulties in assigning an appropriate Principal Investigator. A meeting will be held in November 2009 between the overall project PI and the Program Officer to attempt to resolve this bottleneck. The project has also been delayed due to an extensive human subjects review. Program 2: 'Framework for Comparison of Display Technologies as Routes of VR Exposure' (Samuel Fulcomer, Lead Investigator). This project is studying the usage of the Virtual Iraq scenario to run on advanced multi-panel displays and the development of new display technology. These studies are concentrating on the technical adaptation of the current scenarios designed for head mounted displays to more high fidelity advanced display techniques. Solution of these technical difficulties will make this display technology suitable for a variety of VA, DoD, and civilian environments. Program 3A: 'Identifying Clinically Meaningful Improvement in Rehabilitation of Lower-Limb Amputees' (Linda Resnik, Ph.D., P.T., O.C.T, Lead Investigator). These studies have the goal of generating data to guide selection and interpretation of outcome instruments for lower limb amputees which would aid in evidence based guidelines of care. It is designed as a multisite study and to date has enrolled 85 subjects. The data set has been subjected to quality assurance techniques and preliminary descriptive statistics have been created. Further data analysis is awaiting continuing review by the Boston VA Medical Center IRB.
Keywords Amputation
Post traumatic stress disorder
Virtual reality

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
57E - Clinical Medicine
62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
Corporate Author Brown Univ., Providence, RI.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual rept. 17 Sep 2008-16 Sep 2009.
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number W81XWH-07-1-0689

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