Research Department

Clinical Brain Injury Research at Pate Rehabilitation

Through our brain injury research, we contribute to the body of knowledge surrounding brain injury rehabilitation. Pate professionals collaborate in research projects with nationally recognized institutions, contribute to top tier research publications and present their findings at national conferences.

 
 

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David Salisbury

Clinical Director, Psy.D.

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Carlos Marquez de la Plata

Director of Research, Ph.D.

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Mary Ellen Hayden

Founder Emeritus, Ph.D. 

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Patrick Plenger

Neuropsychologist, Ph.D.

Current Studies and Publications

Pate Clinical Director Dr. David Salisbury is one of the authors of an abstract on virtual reality and neurorehabilitation that will be presented at the 4th Annual Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury.  The upcoming symposium takes place in the summer of 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Dahdah, M., Bennett, M., Prajapati, P., Parsons, T., Sullivan, E., Driver, S., Salisbury, D. (2018). The Impact of Virtual Reality on Executive Functioning Training and Association With Neurorehabilitation Outcomes.

Pate Director of Research Dr. Carlos Marquez de la Plata co-authored an article published in Neuroprotection in Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine (October 2017).

Imaging Assessment of Brain Injury was written by Matthew A. Warner, Carlos Marquez de la Plata, David S. Liebeskind, and Ramon Diaz-Arrastia.

Biofeedback and Stroke Recovery

Pate biofeedback therapist Jana Downum is conducting a study to evaluate the use of biofeedback during physical therapy to address foot drop in stroke patients. The study provided additional biofeedback therapy in stroke survivors’ regular physical therapy regime. The initial data suggests a positive effect with gains observed in several patients, including better control of the foot and ability to walk longer distances.

Jana has an M.S. from Texas Tech University and is currently a Ph.D. student at College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences at Saybrook University.

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Gait Study

Jessica and Jenna Yeager, physical therapists at Pate, conducted a study on tape gait training in a sample of 11 post-acute stroke patients. Their study confirmed that applying a simple treatment often used in Parkinson’s treatment was highly effective.

Results presented at The International Brain Injury Association’s World Congress in 2017. View the poster.

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PERPOS Validation Study Participants

Pate’s innovative PERPOS measuring tool was validated by the peer reviewed journal, NeuroRehabilitation. The PERPOS is a tool for defining structure and distractions within a given environment used by rehabilitation therapists to modify treatment environments and to track progress in functioning within various environments.

The study found a strong association between the MPAI-4 total score and the PERPOS total score suggesting the instrument has very good validity for use with brain injured individuals. 

Marquez de la Plata, C., Qualls, D., Plenger, P., Malec, J., Hayden, M. (2017). Ecologically Relevant Outcome Measure for Post-Inpatient Rehabilitation. Neurorehabilitation, doi: 10.3233/NRE-161403

Read the abstract

Presentation

Pate’s Paige Salinas, LCSW, CBIS, Jennifer Featherston, Ph.D., LPC, CRC, CVE, (EAGALA Certified), and Carlos Marquez de la Plata, Ph.D. presented Patient-Centered Vocational Rehabilitation for Individuals With Acquired Brain Injuries.

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine’s 94th Annual Conference in Atlanta, October 2017

Presentation

Pate Director of Research Dr. Carlos Marquez de la Plata presented a collaborative project with individuals from Brown University, ABI in New Zealand, and NYU: Community Reintegration in Low-Resource Settings: Unmet Needs and Family Participation in Rehabilitation Process.

2017 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 94th Annual Conference

 

BIAA Position Paper

Pate Director of Research Dr. Carlos Marquez de la Plata was one of the authors of a clinical paper for the non-profit Brain Injury Association of America.

Cioe, N., Seale, G., Marquez de la Plata, C., Groff, A., Gutierrez, D., Ashley, M., Connors, S. (2017). Brain Injury Rehabilitation Outcomes: A Position Paper of the Brain Injury Association of America.

Publications

Pate Rehabilitation’s innovative PERPOS tool was validated in the peer reviewed journal, Neurorehabilitation. Marquez de la Plata, C., Qualls, D., Plenger, P., Malec, J., Hayden, M. (2017).

Ecologically Relevant Outcome Measure for Post-Inpatient Rehabilitation. Neurorehabilitation, doi: 10.3233/NRE-161403 (2017)

 

 

Publications

Plenger, P., Krishnan, K., Cloud, M., Bosworth, C., Qualls, D., Marquez de la Plata, C. published fNIRS-based Investigation of the Stroop Task after TBI in Brain Imaging & Behavior, 10, 357-366. (2016)

 

 

 

 

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