Supporting people with complex trauma injuries and their families to maximise participation through community mobility

Stacey George, Chris Barr, Maria Crotty, Amy Nussio, Sharon Neeson, Nicole Jarvis, Angela Berndt, Zoe Adey-Wakeling, Jacki Liddle

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Abstract

A research team at Flinders University has completed a project on the administration and delivery of the Car-Free-Me project which aimed to support people with complex trauma injuries and their families to maximise participation through community mobility.

This project focused on people with injuries including orthopaedic, amputee, spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, who may no longer be able to drive, and evaluated the effectiveness of community mobility group intervention programs for these people, and their families, to positively impact health outcomes.

Programs were run over 6 half days groups by an occupational therapist and included sessions on adjusting to losses and changes, experiences of stopping driving, alternative transport, lifestyle planning, and advocacy and support.

The findings of this project show a statistically significant improvement in individual program goal ratings following the intervention program, and qualitative data analysis found that the peer support offered in these programs was valued by participants.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLifetime Support Authority
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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