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Current research studies

  • The following research studies are currently underway:

    Grant/project name  Funding source
    The Assessment of Military Multitasking Performance: Validation of a Dual-Task and Multitask Protocol Department of Defense
    Home and Community-Based Services Performance-Based Incentive Payment Program
    Department of Human Services
    Impact of Prehabilitation in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Outcomes and Healthcare Service Utilization  Mercy-Unity Hospital Foundation
    FOCUS FORWARD - Evaluation of a brief psychoeducational intervention for cognitive dysfunction associated with chemotherapy for breast cancer: Feasibility, user-acceptance, and preliminary impact Courage Kenny Foundation 
    Cognitive Health Prehabilitation for Women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer  Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation
    Utility of Oncotype Dx Risk Assessment in Patients with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma  External source
    Cognitive rehabilitation: ACTION training for Soldiers with Executive Dysfunction   Department of Defense
    Cool It   Abbott Northwestern Hospital
    NeuroRecovery Network  External source
    Courage Kenny Foundation 
    Anchoring cognitive self-report to performance of real life tasks for women with chemobrain  Courage Kenny Foundation
    Impact of LSVT® BIG on Patients at Stage 1 of Parkinson’s Disease: A Pilot Study  Courage Kenny Foundation
    Self-identified goals of outpatients with brain cancer Courage Kenny Foundation
    Effects of Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in adults with disabilities and multiple chronic conditions   UCare/CMS
    Health Care Innovation Award
    Study of Human Central Nervous System (CNS) Stem Cell Transplantation in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury   StemCells, Inc
    Grace Notes: Feasibility, Benefit, and Transferability of a Manualized Intervention to Advance Spiritual Wellbeing for clients with Acquired Brain Injury  Courage Kenny Foundation 
    Actual or perceived disability: The relationship between Oswestry Disability Index scores and measures of fear-avoidance and catastrophizing in patients with chronic benign pain syndromes Courage Kenny Foundation
    Physical-Therapy-Based Exercise Protocol for Cancer Patients in the Allina STAR Program: Predicting Treatment Length and Evaluating Outcomes for Cardiopulmonary Performance and Fatigue   
     Courage Kenny Foundation

  • We are recruiting

    Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is looking for people with incomplete spinal cord injury to participate in a clinical trial entitled WISE (Walking Improvement for SCI with Exoskeletons).

    This study will evaluate improvement in independent walking speeds of patients with incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) randomly assigned to undergo rehabilitation with the EksoGTTM, the Ekso Bionics’ medical robotic exoskeleton, compared with both conventional therapy using body weight supported treadmill training and usual care control groups.  

    Study participants who are randomly assigned to the usual care, no intervention control group will have the opportunity after their 12 week evaluation to receive their choice of either EksoGTTM or standard body weight supported treadmill training therapy for 12 weeks.

    More information about this clinical trial.   

    Please also see:

    You also may contact Maggie Weightman PT, PhD, Project Principal Investigator,  

    or Stacey Rabusch, Research Coordinator,,