Using cerebrovascular biomarkers to characterize traumatic brain injury associated with intimate partner violence
Renseignements sur le financement
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- Type de subvention: Subvention Projet
- Année: 2020/21
- Financement total: $92,927
van Donkelaar, Paul
Université de la Colombie-Britannique
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We propose to characterize brain blood flow measures in people who identify as women who have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI) from intimate partner violence (IPV) and compare these measures to those obtained in appropriately matched controls. We will relate changes in brain blood flow to TBI symptoms and neurocognitive function while controlling for potential psychopathological comorbidities (e.g., PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance use). By this means, we will gain insight into brain dysfunction in this understudied and underserved population. The resulting knowledge that will be generated will serve as a foundation for knowledge translation activities supported by other funding designed to increase knowledge and awareness of TBI in front-line staff at women-serving organizations and better inform supports provided to women who have experienced IPV-caused TBI.
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