Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

VA TBI Model System Program

  • Marissa McCarthyEmail author
  • Marc A. Silva
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_9236


VA Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center TBI Model Systems; VA PRC TBIMS; VA PRC Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems; VA TBIMS; VA Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (TBIMS) is a congressionally mandated longitudinal multicenter study which examines the course of recovery and outcomes following inpatient rehabilitation for TBI within the five VA Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers located in Minneapolis, MN; Palo Alto, CA; Richmond, VA; San Antonio, TX; and Tampa, FL (NDAA 2007 and Lamberty et al. 2014). This lifetime study conducts follow-up at years 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, and every subsequent 5 years post-injury (Lamberty et al. 2014; Dijkers et al. 2010). The VA TBIMS is an inter-agency collaboration between the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense (Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center [DVBIC]), and Health and Human Services (National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and...

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References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyJames A Haley Veterans Hospital, University of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences ServiceJames A. Haley Veterans’ HospitalTampaUSA