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Resource Facilitation-Best Practices Manual for Return to Work/School

Resource Facilitation: Indiana Best Practices Manual for Return-to- Work or Return-to-School     Click on the read more button to get a link to download the full manual.  Once you… Read More

Multicenter Evaluation of Memory Remediation after TBI with Donepezil (MEMRI-TBI-D Study)

Multicenter Evaluation of Memory Remediation after TBI with Donepezil (MEMRI-TBI-D Study) March 10, 2015 Flora Hammond, MD (PI); Funded by National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).  This study… Read More

Lifestyle Management in Spinal Cord Injury

New RHI Research Study, seeking participants: Lifestyle Management in Spinal Cord Injury: This pilot study is modeled on a successful lifestyle change program conducted at the University of Pittsburgh.  Based… Read More

Brain Injury Association of America ~ The Challenge

Flora M. Hammond, M.D. is featured as one of the TBI Model Systems Researchers in the Fall Edition of the Brain Injury Association of America ‘The Challenge’ Publication. Click on… Read More

Flora M. Hammond, M.D. Joins Medical Issues Panel of BIAA /Mount Sinai TBI Rehabilitation Guidelines Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24, 2014   CONTACT: Stephanie S. Hale, BAA, Marketing Public Relations and Marketing Off.: 317-329-2093 Cell: 317-626-2910 stephanie.hale@rhin.com         Flora M. Hammond, M.D.… Read More

Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effectiveness of Resource Facilitation on Return to Work after Traumatic Brain Injury: Replication of a Pilot Study September 25th, 2009

Lance E. Trexler, PhD (Principal Investigator; RHI) and Laura Trexler, OTR (RHI); funded by Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund.


A small pilot study conducted previously at RHI —the first controlled study of Resource Facilitation—demonstrated that, 67% of the group who received Resource Facilitation returnedto work compared to 36% in the no treatment control group. Those who received Resource Facilitation services, assistance with returning to work and to school, also
showed superior overall community reintegration.

A new study designed to replicate the findings of the previous study is in progress. Benefits of Resource Facilitation may include increased rate of return-to-work; increased likelihood students receive appropriate education supports; increased family ability to understand and support the individual with brain injury; reduced family crisis; reduced
long-term dependence on public assistance; reduced risk of institutionalization and/or incarceration; decreased utilization of mental health services and addictions services. Beyond the benefits to the individual with brain injury and their family, these outcomes are expected to significantly reduce societal costs of brain injury.