Traumatic Brain Injury

Baylor College of Medicine/Ben Taub Hospital and University of Texas Health Sciences Center Houston/Memorial Hermann Hospital are joining researchers at 45 other hospitals across the country to conduct a traumatic brain injury study called BOOST3.  This study may affect you or someone you know and we need to find out ahead of time what the residents of Houston think about it.  THANK YOU for your help and time in completing this survey.

There are no known risks involved in participating in this survey. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. You may refuse to participate and not to answer any questions that you do need feel comfortable answering. 

BOOST3 is a study involving patients who have had a severe traumatic brain injury.  Traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, is an injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head as may occur because of a fall or in a car accident.  Patients with severe TBI are not conscious.  A severe TBI is a life threatening medical emergency.

BOOST3 is a study to learn if either of two strategies for monitoring and treating patients with TBI in the intensive care unit (ICU) is more likely to help them get better.  Both of these alternative strategies are used in standard care.  It is unknown if one is more effective than the other.  Patients usually must consent to be in a medical study.  The patients in this study will be unconscious and unable to consent for themselves.  If a family member or representative of the patient is not available to decide for the patient, a patient may be enrolled in this study without consent.  Because of this we are asking community members to think about this research and let us know what you think about the study.

A serious traumatic brain injury (TBI) can affect a person’s ability to think and remember things.  It can prevent a person from returning to work or functioning independently.  TBI can cause permanent brain damage or even death.

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* 1. Have you or someone you know ever experienced a traumatic brain injury? (check all that apply)

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