Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

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Activity-based Therapy

Exploring access to activity-based therapy (ABT) for people with spinal cord injury and the education needs and preferences of providers of ABT

Researchers at the University of Toronto are recruiting for a new study. Activity-based therapy (ABT) is an effective approach for promoting the recovery of function in people with spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D). A lack of knowledge of, and access to, ABT may be barriers to wider use. Continuing education on ABT for clinicians is limited and it is important to understand what ABT topics clinicians require education for and their preferences for delivery of that education.

The purposes of this study are;

  • to understand interested groups’ knowledge and perceptions about ABT, including the barriers and facilitators of implementation,
  • to understand the ABT educational needs and preferences of clinicians.
  • Who is eligible to participate: To participate in this study, you:

    • Adults with SCI
    • family/caregivers for adult with SCI
    • Clinicians treating SCI in Canada
    • Clinic owner or administrator for SCI rehab clinic
    • those working for government/funding/insurance organization that funds SCI rehabilitation

    What is involved:

    This study involves the completion of an online survey. It will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete the survey. The survey only needs to be completed once to participate in the research.

    To complete the survey in English or French:

    To thank you for your participation, you may choose to enter your email address into a draw for one of three $50 gift cards.

    If you have any questions, concerns or would like to speak to the study team for any reason, please contact:

    Dr. Kristin Musselman PT, PhD

    Tel: 416-597-3422 x 6190

    Email: [email protected]

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