Adapted Physical Activity Program (APAP)

About the Project

The Adapted Physical Activity Program (APAP) is a stand-alone model of physical activity promotion for people with acquired brain injury. It has demonstrated efficacy and is valued by multi-professional clinical teams. The outcomes of this program are consistent with the appointment of an Exercise Physiologist to the multi-professional team in the newly established Acquired Brain Injury-Transitional Rehabilitation Service, a novel inclusion in Queensland neurorehabilitation. The Integrated Knowledge Translation Framework (ITKF) will be applied to translate the successful, stand-alone APAP model of service into the multi-professional ABI-TRS setting. The IKTF comprises a collaborative approach to developing context-relevant materials; a framework for conducting translational processes; and a protocol for evaluating success. Our project will enhance the prospects of successfully incorporating Exercise Physiology into the multiprofessional ABI-TRS service, thereby empowering people with ABI to engage in health-enhancing, self-managed physical activity which is effective, safe and enjoyable.

Dr Kelly Clanchy, Lecturer, School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University, The Hopkins Centre, Menzies Health Institute of Queensland (Building Healthy Communities)
Dr Sean Tweedy, MAIC Research Fellow - Physical Activity and Health, Exercise Science, School of Human Movement and Nutritional Sciences, University of Queensland
Mrs Areti Kennedy, Service Manager, Acquired Brain Injury Transitional Rehabilitation Service, Princess Alexander Hospital
Dr Heather Gainforth, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, The University of British Columbia
Ms Sarah Jeffery, Senior Exercise Physiologist, Acquired Brain Injury Transitional Rehabilitation Service, Princess Alexander Hospital

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