Paid Study of Latinos with Head Injuries

Latino adults who have experienced traumatic brain injuries are wanted for a paid pilot study

By Kristen Linton
Published on LatinoLA: February 8, 2015

Paid Study of Latinos with Head Injuries

A paid study of a Promotora, or lay health worker, intervention is being conducted in the Los Angeles area.

Participants of the study will have the opportunity to contribute to research and helps others who may experience a head injury in the future. Participants must self-identify as Latino, be 18 and over, and speak Spanish, English, or be bilingual. Participants also must have experienced a traumatic brain injury in the last year.

Participants will receive a total of $37 for their participation in 3 surveys over the span of the intervention. The intervention will include either 5-20 home visits by a lay health worker over the span of 3 months or two phone calls over the span of 3 months aimed at improving the participants' physical and mental well being, connection to community resources, and personal goals, such as returning to work or school.

Please contact Kristen Linton to participate at

About Kristen Linton:
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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