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The John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research at the University of Sydney is looking for adults aged 18 to 65 who have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) to take part in a research study. The study will work with people who have had a TBI to help them increase their leisure and community activity. Many people who have had a TBI are not able to return to work and often find it difficult to get involved with other hobbies, activities or interests. The study involves completing some surveys followed by weekly one-to-one therapy sessions for around four months. Each visit lasts about an hour, and these can be held in your home or at another convenient location. The therapy aims to increase your level of leisure and community activity over the long term.

To be eligible to be involved you should:

  • be aged 18 to 65
  • have had your TBI less than 15 years ago
  • be able to shower, dress and eat by yourself
  • be able to read and write English
  • live in the Sydney metropolitan area

And your injury must have been caused by a trauma such as a motor vehicle accident, a fall or an assault. If you are interested in finding out more information about this study please contact Donna Wakim on (0438) 279955 or email: dwakim@med.usyd.edu.au Donna can answer any queries you may have and if you are considering being involved she will also check your eligibility.

The principal investigator on the study is Professor Robyn Tate. This study has been approved by Northern Sydney Local Health District Ethics Committee; approval number HREC/12/HAWKE/278. Any information collected on participants will be de-identified.