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About WWRP

The Wounded Warrior Recovery Project (WWRP) is a long-term research study being conducted by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC). Funding support comes from the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) under the Wounded, Ill, and Injured (WII) program, as well as the DoD/VA Center of Excellence for Extremity Trauma and Amputation (EACE). The goal of the project is to gather facts about the long-term effects of injury on the quality of life of U.S. military personnel.

Little is known about how different injuries affect the overall quality of life of injured military personnel, especially in the long term. The WWRP seeks to fill current gaps in knowledge about patient outcomes and develop information that will enable researchers to understand the health effects of different types of injuries. These findings will in turn inform physicians and other care providers who seek to develop improved treatments and interventions, minimize the effects of injury, and speed recovery.

An initial focus of the WWRP is the outcome of any type of injury, including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

WWRP participation consists of a series of confidential quality of life surveys that are taken twice a year. Survey responses can be made online or over the phone. The answers to these questions help researchers put together a comprehensive picture of a participant’s quality of life status.

Survey answers are completely confidential and will never be shared with anyone, including supervisors, authorities, or medical systems. In addition, identification numbers are used instead of names. Please click here to view more about the rights and protections of our participants in our Privacy Policy.

The WWRP respects the service and sacrifice of our participants. Engagement in this project may lead to better treatment options for wounded service members.