The Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) Pain Collaborative is a 5-year observational cohort which leverages the TBIMS to collect more information on participants and their experience with pain and treatment.
Three sub-aims using the collaborative pain database are included in this symposium:
Describe disparities in pain experience and treatment for pain following TBI by comparing Non-Hispanic Blacks, Non-Hispanic Whites, and Hispanics regarding presence of chronic pain, pain intensity and interference, coping with pain and pain treatments.
Describe the demographics and injury characteristics of patients who use acupuncture for chronic pain, and to describe pain characteristics related to acupuncture use.
Characterize and compare individuals with TBI who use marijuana only, marijuana and opiates opiates only, or no substance who are enrolled at baseline and follow up time intervals.
Describe the aims of the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Pain Collaborative.
Describe racial disparities related to perception, coping and treatment of chronic pain.
Describe characteristics of patients who use acupuncture for chronic pain.
Characterize and compare individuals with TBI who use marijuana only, marijuana and opiates, opiates only, or no substances.