Gaps in care and cg role in the whlchr. procure. proc. in inds. with an abi


Gaps in care and the role of the caregiver in the wheelchair procurement process in individuals with an acquired brain injury

This project follows acquired brain injury survivors after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation to examine  the wheelchair procurement process.  There are two goals for this project. 1) Compare wheelchair (W/C) outcomes (satisfaction, fit, cost burden, time to delivery, community participation) for individuals with and without an identified caregiver/advocate. 2) Explore the trends and gaps in care during the wheelchair prescription and fit process for individuals with acquired brain injury.

Investigators at TWU

Outside Collaborators

  • Dawn Phillips, COTA, Occupational Therapy Clinical Coordinator Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation Program TIRR Memorial Hermann

Partners and Affiliates

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Graduate Assistants

  • Lenetta Svitzer (former)

  • Caroline Morales (current)

Grant Funding and Agency Number

  • Research Enhancement Program, Texas Woman’s University

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