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.
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