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Current Research Studies: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

In addition to research done through the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System of Care, the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is currently conducting the following Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) studies:

Power over Pain (POP) Study

People with medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury (SCI), muscular dystrophy (MD), acquired amputation (AMP), and conditions that affect the lower back (LB) often experience chronic pain. Different types of treatment that include self-hypnosis, education about chronic pain, and learning skills on how to change how a person thinks about his/her pain have been used to treat chronic pain in the general population. The purpose of this study is to see if these different treatments can help decrease pain in people with certain medical conditions, and how and why these treatments are effective.

This study is no longer recruiting. For further information about this study, please contact research staff at 206.221.7224 or toll-free 1-800-570-5576.

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Project Enhance

Adapting Project Enhance, led by Ivan Molton, PhD is an evidence-based, participant-centered motivational intervention for older adults. For Project Enhance a wellness coach, typically a nurse or social worker, works with people to improve their health and wellness. In older adults, research has shown that participants in Project Enhance decrease the length of hospital stays, lower their use of psychoactive drugs, alleviate symptoms of mood disorders, and develop a sense of greater self-efficacy.
Our study will adapt Project Enhance for people aging with a long-term physical disability. We will embark on this study collaboratively and in the community with our partners at Senior Services of King County ( Of note, Project Enhance was originally developed at the University of Washington at the Health Promotion Research Center (

This study is no longer recruiting. For further information about this study, please contact research staff at 1-866-928-2114 or by email.

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Featured Research Articles

Traumatic Brain Injury

View the latest research articles on Traumatic Brain Injury written by faculty from the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Volunteer to Participate in our Research Studies

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is looking for volunteers to participate in research studies on Multiple Sclerosis & Pain Management, and Traumatic Brain Injury.

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